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Helio Beltrão: Will Brazil Choose Marx or Mises?

Helio Beltrão on Mises Weekends
Helio Beltrao Jeff Deist

Brazil is in a meltdown: its stock markets are crashing, inflation is over 10%, and huge numbers of people are marching in the street to demand the impeachment of President Dilma Rouseff. And while collectivism runs deep in Brazilian politics and academia, the tide may be turning—some protesters now carry signs demanding “Less Marx, More Mises.”

Our friend Helio Beltrão, President of Mises Institute Brazil, is here to explain what’s going on. Will Brazil continue to unravel, even as it prepares to host the world for the 2016 Summer Olympics? Or is there a path forward, led by a growing movement eager to shrug off the old guard of Marxist cronies?