The economist Andrés Velasco (Chile) was Finance Minister in Michelle Bachelet’s first government. He is the author of Contra la desigualdad (2011) and Liberalismo en tiempos de cólera (2019), which tackles a political topic of great importance, a phenomenon that has spread across the world like a plague: populism. Between the “liberal democracies” and the authoritarian regimes, governments of left and right, no model has managed to provide a formula for effectively confronting this growing trend. This book, co-written with Daniel Brieba, proposes ideas for strengthening liberty and equality and facing up to the threats of populism. In conversation with the analyst, academic and writer, Alberto Vergara, and moderated by the political analyst Gonzalo Banda.