The Alianza: A Matter of Climate

The basic principle of the Alianza is that government aid and free enterprise should work together as neatly as a pair of greased pistons. In practice, it is becoming increasingly evident that the pistons tend to get stuck. The Alianza actually works to the detriment of free enterprise, argues Guillermo Moscoso, a United California Bank executive and cousin of Teodoro Moscoso, U.S. representative in the Alianza's inter-American committee. After a three-month study of Latin American economies, Moscoso concluded that government-to-government programs operate "to the exclusion of the knowledge, power and wealth that free enterprise could bring to the effort."


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