When Kissinger deposed Allende and crowned Pinochet as Chile's new head of state, Milton Friedman and his colleagues from the Rockefeller-funded and -founded University of Chicago's business school were called in to undo the assassinated president's reforms and manage the vanquished nation's economy. One of Friedman's directives was that the teaching of the history of economics should be suspended. (And it was, save for one private university where the children of the ruling junta would be taught the truth they would need to know to suppress future rebellions.) The specious rationale for the repressive measure was that each generation needed to discover their own methods and not to slavishly rely on solutions from the past. Sounds good, and the Nobel Prize people certainly bought the novel approach.
Such neoliberal views have persisted in Chile and of late have found new impetus in the post-collapse environment. As a result students are protesting en masse. They demand an end to education cuts, privatizations, and tuition increases.