Mockus Experiment Too Risky for Colombia

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In the midst of the latest Middle East crisis, not a lot of global attention was given to the outcome of Colombia’s presidential election on Sunday. The results showed that the pre-election polls were completely wrong. Instead of a neck-and-neck race, Juan Manuel Santos, the heir-apparent to outgoing President Alvaro Uribe, received more than twice as many votes as his vaunted rival, Antanas Mockus, and fell just short of wrapping it up in the first round of voting. For what it’s worth, I never believed Mockus, the philosopher/mathematician, stood a chance. He was an innovative and creative executive as mayor […]


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