Why Chile recovered from the 2010 earthquake so quickly.

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Why Chile recovered from the 2010 earthquake so quickly.

Post by admin » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:02 am

A book that looks at why Chile's 2010 recovery was diffrent from other major distasters in other countries.

https://www.regblog.org/2015/06/01/hami ... -recovery/
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Re: Why Chile recovered from the 2010 earthquake so quickly.

Post by Donnybrook » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:20 am

Very interesting read. I have always thought, whatever your political views, that we were lucky to have Piñera's government in place that first year after the quake.

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Re: Why Chile recovered from the 2010 earthquake so quickly.

Post by seawolf180 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:30 pm

Donnybrook wrote:Very interesting read. I have always thought, whatever your political views, that we were lucky to have Piñera's government in place that first year after the quake.
Agreed.
I believe the populists would have bungled the recovery on many levels.
The waste would have been monumental.
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Re: Why Chile recovered from the 2010 earthquake so quickly.

Post by frozen-north » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:31 pm

Chile’s comeback from the 2010 quake was enormously successful. Its speedy recovery was a key factor in Chile becoming the first Latin American country to be invited to join the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development,

https://www.regblog.org/2015/06/01/hami ... -recovery/
So, the OECD can tell the future? :)

The 2010 Chile earthquake occurred off the coast of central Chile on Saturday, 27 February ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Chile_earthquake
11 January 2010 - An Accession Agreement was signed at the Palacio de La Moneda in Santiago, Chile.

http://www.oecd.org/chile/chilesaccessiontotheoecd.htm

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Re: Why Chile recovered from the 2010 earthquake so quickly.

Post by john » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:15 pm

frozen-north wrote:
Chile’s comeback from the 2010 quake was enormously successful. Its speedy recovery was a key factor in Chile becoming the first Latin American country to be invited to join the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development,

https://www.regblog.org/2015/06/01/hami ... -recovery/
So, the OECD can tell the future? :)

The 2010 Chile earthquake occurred off the coast of central Chile on Saturday, 27 February ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Chile_earthquake
11 January 2010 - An Accession Agreement was signed at the Palacio de La Moneda in Santiago, Chile.

http://www.oecd.org/chile/chilesaccessiontotheoecd.htm
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Re: Why Chile recovered from the 2010 earthquake so quickly.

Post by admin » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:11 pm

seawolf180 wrote:
Donnybrook wrote:Very interesting read. I have always thought, whatever your political views, that we were lucky to have Piñera's government in place that first year after the quake.
Agreed.
I believe the populists would have bungled the recovery on many levels.
The waste would have been monumental.
Hey, we are still waiting for the great recovery of Chaiten Bachelet promised. They are still talking about it on the local radio in the Xth region. That was how many disasters, administrations, and bachelet governments ago?

To Pinera's credit, he approached the problem as an business logistics issue in many ways, and that was exactly what was needed, logistics.

For instance, their was a lot of bitching and complaining by the little hardware stores at the time and the left politicians, but the idea to just cut a check to the big home centers Easy and Sodimac to buy their entire stocks of building materials was brilliant, and let everyone grab the materials they needed to patch whatever they needed. There was no way for the government could replicate quickly, if ever, the supply chain they already had in the effected regions with the materials already on site.

There were a lot of half ass attempts to send stuff from places like the Brazil, the U.S., and so on, that was just a silly waist of time and money. We waisted a pile of time ourselves just making basic attempts at imports, and then dropped the idea altogether because we were getting more done with locally sourced materials. It was obvious everything that was needed was already in the country, it was just a matter of getting things from point A to point B.

The other one, touched on briefly but not explained in that article, was Pinera went to the big mining companies and cut them a deal. They would suck up a temporary tax increase for I think 2 years (can't recall the length off hand), for protection against any increases for 5 years or something like that. Imagine the biggest private industries in the country to take a tax increase with a smile and no bitching. Try that in the U.S. or Europe?

Yea, he did screw-up his PR. It was not until late in his administration that he learned that keeping his mouth shut, was the best thing he could do for his approval rating. Every time he opened his mouth, he pissed off someone (even his wife told him to shut-up in public).
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Re: Why Chile recovered from the 2010 earthquake so quickly.

Post by Dosedmonkey » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:15 pm

One of three directors of my employing company can give you a pay cut and send you away smiling. Damn good businessmen just tell you straight and honest what will happen, how they can assure you it will happen and then later reinforce it by doing you a extra favour when times are good.

(I haven't actually had a pay cut yet :P but he has sold some ideas/plans to employees , which most companies would struggle to implement)

I can't see Chile having a president as good as Pinera for a long time.

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Re: Why Chile recovered from the 2010 earthquake so quickly.

Post by admin » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:52 am

What saved Chile was Bachelet left office. Those 10 days or so she was in office, directly after the earthquake, and the subsequent work of her ministers that stayed on, made it obvious they had no ability to manage a crisis of that size. Chile would be a very, very different country right now had she and her cronies been in office (some of those slobs had been collecting checks for 30+ years and had no clue what to do).

I love how I hear repeatedly from the left the blame game on Pinochet for all the things that are wrong in Chile today. YOU HAD 30 YEARS TO FIX IT!!!!

Their whole party line, even today (news this morning is bachelet talking about the dictatorship), is still 'we are not the dictatorship'. That is all they got to work with, and that is all they had to work with after the earthquake when someone needed to activate the military to keep piece in the earthquake zones and get aid in.

Well, guess what, now the demographics of the country is shifting to a group of people that were not even born during the dictatorship, and really don't view the old school left as any different than the right. Those kids, throwing bottles at the police, are sick of hearing about the dictatorship.

The left needs to get a clue. All they have done is entrench more the class split between the rich and the poor, because their power is based on a large poor population to support them. Hopefully the recent corruption scandal with Bachelet's people will finally wake up sufficient supporters on the left to just how badly they have been ripped off for the last decades. Bachelet is not poor. Her ministers are not poor.
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