User talk:JamesMLane/Temp:Chilean coup
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Some specific points
Some points that arose along the way as I made this edit:
- We shouldn't use terms like "ratify" or "confirm" concerning Congress's selection of Allende. It wasn't just a matter of Congress confirming a decision about who had won the election, the way the U.S. Supreme Court did in 2000. Congress had a perfect right to choose either of the two candidates.
- The reference to inflation in the original text mentioned specifically the escudo. "Inflation" to me implies price increases, but I wasn't sure whether the 140% figure referred to price increases or to devaluation of the escudo. That should be clarified.
- I changed the phrase " government-mandated price-fixing". To U.S. readers, at least, "price-fixing" has a strong connotation of something improper, and is usually applied to collusion among business leaders.
- JamesMLane, I am not convinced. Please supply more proof. 126.96.36.199 04:00, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)