Today’s Chile Could be Tomorrow’s Brazil, Economists Say

The protests in Chile show that, althoughit has better economic indicators than those in Brazil, the population is suffering because the wealthy are more moneyed and the poor are more miserable.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - If people stick their heads in an oven and their legs and trunk in a refrigerator, they will suffer greatly, despite having a good overall average body temperature. This is an anecdote used by economics professors to alert students that raw numbers do not reflect social reality.

Like this comparison, the protests in Chile show that, although the South American country has better economic indicators than those in Brazil, the population is suffering . . .

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