Yes. I believe the government is to blame for these long extreme irrational/emotional form of protesting, which provides undercover for criminal acts such as looting and burning infrastructure, which is the main cause for the halt on private consumption, which is the trigger for these upcoming economic crisis, which tracing back is therefore circunstancially correlated to vandalism, which tracing back is correlated with valid protests, extreme widespread protests that have lasted for more than a month, which tracing back is correlated with whom? Let me answer again: This present government!!, which, by the way, has the lowest approval rate ever, just proving my point..
Chile still has minerals to export? Yes.
Chile still has low public debt? Yes.
Chile still has sea, agriculture, vineyards, extractive industry? Yes. Yes. Yes.
So cards on the table all things that made progress for Chile are still here if protests tone down.
Can Chile have these social discussions without burning things down all the time? Yes. So why don't they? Because they have an irrational hate against Piñera and this government.
Are other governments also to blame? Yes, but like it or not Bachelet's name is not on people's mouth.
This is my understanding of the situation.
Just look up to Uber story, the guy who created it was a genius but the public hated him. What happened? He was fired! Did uber disappeared?