This collection of works by prominent Chilean experts explores the long term effects of neoliberalism. It relentlessly questions Chile's status as a successful and exemplary democratic country. The first part deals with the circumstances that facilitated the establishment of the neoliberal experiment in Chile. This is followed by analysis of the economic, social, environmental, political and human rights impacts of 35 consecutive years of neoliberal policies. Implications for weathering the multi-dimensional global crisis are analyzed in view of Chile`s loss of productive capacities, the shrinking role of the State and its asymmetrical integration into the world economy. The volume concludes by asserting that breaking the status quo is possible, urgent and necessary.