People living under the command economy model prefer free markets
...People in Chile with a more free market approach are much better off. Argentina remains a hopeless basket case.
... In three countries governed by various types of left-wing populism—Venezuela, Nicaragua, El Salvador—support for the market is between 10 and 15 points higher than in Latin American societies governed by non-populist rulers. The lesson here is that the best cure against populism is actually experiencing its consequences.