CHILE, THE RICH COUNTRY WITHOUT Vision .- Sociedad Chilena de Ayer y de Hoy R emember one article was a Professor of Political Economy (Claudio Veliz, The three-legged table, Economic Development. Vol III No. 1-2 1963) of the sixties which referred to the issue of economic development in Chile and the disadvantages and missed opportunities by the Chilean government, since the emancipation into the twentieth century to achieve the desired development. This article is called The three-legged table. E s no doubt that what we meant by development 50 years ago is very distant from what is now displayed as such. Steve Rattner financier might disagree with that approach. I always felt since I started my social studies, Economic Development that lying was a kind of race that never ends and in which the leading countries, as well as paralleling the great sprinters or horse racing, always the same people who lead the tip. E s important to recognize that in times of elections, as we are living the Chileans, the prosecution of institutional and personal errors of those in government or opposition, are the arguments most commonly used to reach the conscience of the electorate, that Chile has a special feature which is that the tradition is what makes the preference .- T he Society Chile, despite the changes we are seeing in youth is primarily traditional, perhaps one of the most deeply rooted to the past of Latin American societies and not merely a personal opinion, just to see how an institution so impoverished in the world as the Catholic Church, still stands within Chilean society rather than a reservoir powerful political influence, social and even economic, in which the bishops have put on the table an issue as controversial as the Salary called Ethics. . .