The anarcho-capitalist outsider’s election is stunning, but only because it took this long given Argentina’s hyperinflation and widespread poverty.
Gustavo Flores-Macías is Professor of Government and Public Policy at Cornell University and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Cornell's Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy. He is the author of Contemporary State Building: Elite Taxation and Public Safety in Latin America and After Neoliberalism? The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America, and the editor of The Political Economy of Taxation in Latin America. Follow him at @Gustavo_F_M.