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Milton Friedman: Knowledge, Public Culture, and Market Economy in the Chile of Pinochet

Milton Friedman: Knowledge, Public Culture, and Market Economy in the Chile of Pinochet Many thanks to Brad Epps, June Erlick, José Falconi, Joseph Florez, Catalina Ocampo, and Shirin Shenassa for the generous sharing of their time and intellect. I would also like to thank Silvia AlvarezCurbelo, John Coatsworth, Fernando Coronil, Sebastián Edwards, and María Clemencia Ramírez de Jara for reading parts of my work and for bibliographic and terminological suggestions. An earlier version of this paper was published in Spanish as “El discurso de Friedman: mercado, universidad y ajuste cultural en Chile” in Revista de Crítica Cultural 23 (November 2001). All translations within the essay are mine. Public Culture 18:2 doi Copyright 2006 by Duke University Press 10.1215/08992363-2006-010 Public Culture Although organized by the School of Management and Economics at the Universidad Técnica del Estado (State Technical University) in Santiago, the lecture actually took place at the Diego Portales building, which served as the military junta’s headquarters during its first years of government. Friedman’s speech was published some months later under the emblematic title “Chile y su despegue económico” (“Chile and Its Economic Take-Off”).1 It was an event during which certain symbolic components of state culture became detached from their historical frames of reference, thereby laying the groundwork for a market-centered http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Public Culture Duke University Press

Milton Friedman: Knowledge, Public Culture, and Market Economy in the Chile of Pinochet

Public Culture , Volume 18 (2) – Apr 1, 2006

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Many thanks to Brad Epps, June Erlick, José Falconi, Joseph Florez, Catalina Ocampo, and Shirin Shenassa for the generous sharing of their time and intellect. I would also like to thank Silvia AlvarezCurbelo, John Coatsworth, Fernando Coronil, Sebastián Edwards, and María Clemencia Ramírez de Jara for reading parts of my work and for bibliographic and terminological suggestions. An earlier version of this paper was published in Spanish as “El discurso de Friedman: mercado, universidad y ajuste cultural en Chile” in Revista de Crítica Cultural 23 (November 2001). All translations within the essay are mine. Public Culture 18:2 doi Copyright 2006 by Duke University Press 10.1215/08992363-2006-010 Public Culture Although organized by the School of Management and Economics at the Universidad Técnica del Estado (State Technical University) in Santiago, the lecture actually took place at the Diego Portales building, which served as the military junta’s headquarters during its first years of government. Friedman’s speech was published some months later under the emblematic title “Chile y su despegue económico” (“Chile and Its Economic Take-Off”).1 It was an event during which certain symbolic components of state culture became detached from their historical frames of reference, thereby laying the groundwork for a market-centered

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Published: Apr 1, 2006

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