Making A Yanqui Boodle South Of The Border

No wonder Argentina went broke in the 1980s. Its tax system alone was a bad joke. Businesses calculated rates by hand, and tax office clerks wrote them in a manual ledger. Many Argentines simply refused to pay altogether. But now, President Carlos S. Menem is computerizing Argentine taxes. And IBM won the contract, dispatching $8 million of U.S.-made computers to Buenos Aires.

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