Sometimes, it doesn't pay to do a good job. Harvard University-trained Domingo Cavallo, Argentina's Economy Minister, rescued his country from hyperinflation by linking the peso to the dollar and starting a major privatization program. The result: Inflation is now 1.5% monthly, while the gross national product grew by 5% last year. Polls give Cavallo a 57% public approval rating, 12 points higher than President Carlos Menem's.

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