Chile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaChile is not a politically free system, and I do not condone the system. But the people there are freer than the people in Communist societies because government plays a smaller role. ... The conditions of the people in the past few years has been getting better and not worse. They would be still better to get rid of the junta and to be able to have a free democratic system."
Unless of course we forget that:
Now, if you think "Chile" had a small government from the 1970s to the 1980s, you're a regime supporter, you're full of ****, or you're ****ing moron. Considering Milton Freedman's academic career, I doubt he was a moron, so he either supported it or he was full of ****. The choices are yours.The first years of the regime were marked by human rights violations. On October 1973, at least 72 people were murdered by the Caravan of Death. According to the Rettig Report and Valech Commission, at least 2,115 were killed, and at least 27,265  were tortured (including 88 children younger than 12 years old). A new Constitution was approved by a controversial plebiscite on 11 September 1980, and General Pinochet became president of the republic for an 8-year term.