Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Behind the Chilean “Malaise”

By Brendan O’Boyle

DESPITE YEARS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH, Chileans are frustrated. Inequality abounds, and young people feel stunted by high education costs. For example, a 2009 study found students in Chile’s largest loan program had an average debt-to-annual-income ratio of 174 percent. Statistics like these show a nuanced picture of Chile’s success.
Behind the Chilean Malaise 
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