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The Chicago Boys (c. 1970s) were a group of about 25 chilean economists working under the Augusto Pinochet administration. Most of the Chicago Boys got their basic economic education from the School of Economy in Universidad Católica, and were later postgraduate exchange students at the University of Chicago. The group was influenced by Arnold Harshberger's Latin American Finance Workshop, Milton Friedman's Money and Banking Workshop, and the Chicago School of Economics. They had written a 189-page manifesto that called for the immediate privatization of Chile's state-owned enterprises that Salvador Allende's administration had nationalized. Journalist Greg Palast claims to have infiltrated this group during the early 1970s, while working undercover for electric and steel unionss.

Some of the Chicago Boys include

See also

Miracle of Chile

External links

Video clip - Chicago Boys and Pinochet, on PBS

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