Mises in Peru: La Prensa Interview, 1950
The following interview of Ludwig von Mises was conducted in Lima, Peru, by La Prensa and published on January 4, 1950. Thanks to Cesar Usquiano for this translation.
During his stay in Peru, Professor Mises made some statements that we will see below.
Our first question, in the interview Mr. Ludwig von Mises gave us yesterday, referred to the suspension of Exchange Control, established in the country by Decree Law No. 11208.
I believe, said Professor Von Mises, that the abolition of exchange controls is the best thing that Peru has been able to do to create the conditions to develop and develop its economic activities and, above all, to increase its production. This measure has been, in my opinion, very wise and, as far as I have been informed, its fruits are being felt.
Have you had the opportunity to study the economic conditions in Peru?
I have come to study them and my first impression cannot be better. I see that Peru is a country that is advancing towards the solution of its most difficult economic problems. I believe that my stay in this beautiful city will be very profitable for my research and studies.
But … specifically more, Mr. Von Mises.
Comparatively, Peru is on the same footing as its brothers in America. Neither better nor worse. Simply the same. It seems to me that there is nothing that, for the moment, can be cause for alarm. There are,
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