Top Leaderboard, Site wide
October 19, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Get Truthdig's headlines in your inbox!


Scientists Refute Lower Emissions Claim for Fracking




Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh


Truthdig Bazaar
A Prayer for America

A Prayer for America

By Dennis Kucinich
$11.95

more items

 
A/V Booth

What’s Working in Ecuador

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Feb 19, 2013
YouTube/TheRealNews

Rafael Correa.

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa responded to recession in his country with increased spending on education, health care and infrastructure, and the economy is rebounding fantastically.

Correa holds a Ph.D. in economics. Since he was elected in 2006, he has become loved by the country’s poor and working class and hated by many of its elites. His policies have dramatically diminished poverty, unemployment and inequality and grown Ecuador’s economy at a rate two to three times that of the United States. This success has earned him some unfair criticism from the press, which notably includes an article in The Economist magazine this month.

But William Black, a University of Missouri-Kansas City economist and former financial regulator, sees reasons to praise the country. “The consequences for the lives of everyday Ecuadoreans are dramatically improved,” he said in a recent interview on The Real News Network. “The chances that your kid is going to school is way up. The chances that when you’re sick you get health care are way up. The chances if you’re one of the indigenous people that used to be forgotten, that you get services, is way up.”

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

The Real News Network:


New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.