Friday, January 13, 2012
Argentina, The Incredible
I discovered through Facebook some old friends from Argentina and learnt what has happened to the country. It's incredible. Argentines live in a lie and they have no idea that something may be wrong. The economy is periodically readjusted according to the official cost of living index, which should be objective because anyway, people knows how much they are earning and what is the price of tomatoes. Example: a divorced woman with children asks the judge to re-adjust her alimonies, and the judge necessarily uses the official inflation rate, which was 10% for 2011. Since real inflation is more than double, in the last three year her alimony have been cut to a third. Salaries are adjusted according to the index of cost of living published by the Government, which is totally false. Everybody know that the Government lies but they keep pretending. According to the tables of the International Monetary Fund, this year's inflation was 26% and not 10%. In fact, the IMF stopped commenting on Argentine numbers, they simply ignore them and publish their own indices. My friends cant even imagine a society based on honesty and say Argentina is the best country of the world. Campeones del Mundo. Estamos ganando (We are winning, a headline during the Falkland War).