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Brazil’s Bolsonaro: How’s He Doing After 100 Days? Part III – Economics

Opinion by Michael Royster

São Paulo, SP – It is almost ritualistic for pundits to analyze presidential performance and public opinion during a president’s first 100 days in office; the Curmudgeon has been unable to resist the temptation.

During his campaign, Bolsonaro repeatedly admitted he knows nothing about economics. So, as was the case with foreign affairs and education policy, Bolsonaro has delegated his policy-making power over a crucial part of Brazil's economy to a guru: in this case his "one stop shop" Paulo Guedes, a Chicago School economist.

The new Finance "Superminister" adheres to a conservative . . .

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