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  •  I'm not sure it was a sharp turn right (1+ / 0-)
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    I don't think Lula has changed his ideals or goals at all. But the 2008 economic collapse hit Brazil hard, and the brutal reality was that his government could no longer function without access to IMF money, and that came at a cost. He decided to pay that cost. People can of course argue whether the cost was worth it, or whether Brazil would have been better off trying to go it alone.

    I draw a larger lesson from all of it, though.  The economy in all its aspects--financial and corporate--is global. No part of it can live separately from the rest--Brazil tried that and failed.  That means if we want to overthrow the power of the global finance network, as Lula does, then we must collapse it all at once, globally, everywhere simultaneously.  Trying to do it one nation at a time, is doomed to failure.

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