El artículo de Bill Black, profesor de economía y leyes en la Universidad de Missouri - Kansas City, analiza el desempeño económico del Ecuador y cómo éste, al ser destacable, no es consistente con el pobre índice de libertad económica de la fundación Heritage que ubica a Ecuador en el puesto 159/177.
Este post reproduce mi respuesta a los indicadores económicos y sociales presentados por el autor (@WilliamKBlack) en el artículo mencionado. El texto de mis comentarios a continuación:
Disclaimer: All the numbers presented in this analysis are my own and are based on official data from the Central Bank of Ecuador, the national institute of statistics, and the World Economic Outlook Database of the IMF. If you are interested in the source files, please email me to economiaenjeep at yahoo.com. I also cite my own work that has been posted to this blog. I have sent Bill Black an email with the link to this post.
I will not argue about freedoms. It’s a matter of perception and everything is relative. Perhaps, for most people it is not important that the government controls the media, as a new law on the matter was passed this week, and that has been the subject of international preoccupation. Perhaps, having to pay obnoxious import taxes on consumption goods is only a matter of avoiding the off-equilibrium government spending to go away via imports, at the cost of having to pay almost double for goods that you can find very accessible in the U.S., including diapers, powdered formula for babies, dog food, shoes, clothes, cars, TVs, computers, cellular phones, etc. Perhaps, the poor don’t have to have these luxurious goods.