Opinion: Brazil’s Dismal Dithering Dilma

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Economics is sometimes called the “dismal” science, because it deals with scarcity. The etymology of “dismal” is from Latin “dies mali” or “bad days”; Dilma is certainly having very bad days, and all she does is dither.

In one dismal move, Dilma had Finance Minister Levy announce the government wouldn’t make the thirteen month payment to retirees, because cash was scarce. In another dismal move, Dilma (through Levy) tried . . .

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