From Stephen Gordon’s spiffy Worthwhile Canadian Initiative blog, which is about economics and thus full of mystery, this chart shows that, from very similar starting points in the first part of the last century, Canada has done spectacularly better than Argentina. I wasn’t sure why this should be — well, yeah, generally, I get that the whole coups-and-dictators thing was a bad idea — so it is gratifying to see that Stephen’s comment board is also full of dispute about precisely what happened. Still…. it looks like good news, no? For Canada I mean.