Friday, June 23, 2006

MEXICO: El Peje-Programa, Antonio Manuel Lopez Obrador Policy Proposals

Courtesy of some of my Mexican friends, a site that contains each candidates proposals - with Mexican experts commenting on the feasibility of each one of the programs, scoring it from 1 to 10, with all of them averaged out.

AMLO's Policy Prescriptions/Campaign Promises are here.
Specific Proposals
Briefly one of them, calls for payments to lower income families, and lowered costs of basic goods
Here

This one is lowering government spending, through salary reductions of top officials

here.

As you can see both of these proposals receive an abysmal score. A 1 for the spending reductions and for direct payments a 4. In other words these proposals are what one writer termed "magical-realist economics" that sound fantastic and might work -- in an alternate universe where basic economic facts are suspended -- and which a few really silly people, swear exists.