Opinion | Dollarization Is About Who Pays to Clean Up Argentina’s Mess

Javier Milei knows how to create a stir. Not only has Argentina’s president-elect shaken up his own country’s politics. He also has sparked a global debate about inflation, economic reform and dollarization—and, even more unusual, an interesting debate about these things. It’s a Thanksgiving-week miracle.

Critics of Mr. Milei’s pledge to ditch the dysfunctional peso and embrace the almighty dollar have focused on relatively narrow questions: whether Argentina holds enough dollar reserves to implement such a policy, whether it is likely to have the fiscal discipline to sustain it, whether the banks could survive it, and so on.

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