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Tue Oct 20, 2015, 04:32 AM

2. "Ruling party’s pro-business candidate..."?

Is that an accurate description of Daniel Scioli? And what does it mean, do you know?

"Pro-business" as in, say, Hillary Clinton's association with banksters and other global corporate predators? Or "pro-business" as in supporting true, anti-monopolistic, local marketplaces--support of "Main Street" as opposed to Wall Street--busting those "too big to fail--more Bernie Sanders' position?

To me, this is a very, very important distinction! I have always felt that "the marketplace" is an essential of human nature. We love the variety, color, fun, open-mindedness and access both to different products and different ideas that a true market place provides. We are ALSO communal, and thrive best in a context of fairness, equality and compassion. We, in general, hate unfairness, monopolies and the greedy rich. The best societies exhibit all of these characteristics--communal values and true marketplaces.

I'm wondering what the Irish Times may mean by "pro-business"? Also, how is Scioli perceived in Argentina? As "pro-business," which sounds so...rightwing? But Fernandez, Scioli's mentor, is a leftist, is she not? What do these things mean in Argentina?

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