As an observer, analyst, and columnist, it has been my purpose to share my views and perspectives about the key issues of our time and for the evolution of the world and of Mexico in particular.

I do not subscribe to any dogmas or labels of left and right; I fervently believe in the possibility and need to maintain a balance, which does not imply neutrality. Rather it is the constant and intentional search for different perspectives and explanations that allows me to adopt and defend clear and opinionated postures.

I was raised within a liberal milieu, my transit through the university years taught me about the political literature of the Left. Later, I studied the American “institutionalist” political currents and learned the essential economic concepts.

I never cease to read and listen. I change my point of view when I learn new things, get to know other factors or when the reality changes. This process results in analyses and proposals through which I attempt to contribute to the development of an open, liberal and inclusive society with the opportunities, but also the limitations, that come together with economic reality.

I do not own any absolute truth. When I write I strive to explain things to myself and to my readers in a solid and reasoned way so that even those that do not share my views would find them worth reading.

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Recent Articles

  • Regime Change?

    Luis Rubio The government and its coterie state that through their election in 2018 they achieved a regime change in Mexico, which explains (and justifies) all the outrages, excesses and problems that characterize the Mexican economy and society today. According to this thesis, the actions taken by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration stem from a […]

  • An Unknown World

    Luis Rubio Three expressions sum up the disagreement characterizing the country’s economy at present and that explain the paralysis (stagnation with a strong propensity toward recession), lack of progress and bad prospects. Presidential rhetoric will camouflage the problematic with grandiose phrases such as “this is not a change of government, this is a change of […]

  • Impunity

    Luis Rubio Professor Samuel Huntington caused a scandal when, in the middle of the Cold War, he wrote that what was important for a government did not lie in its ideological characteristics but in its effectiveness (Political Order in Changing Societies, 1968). What gave rise to the uproar was his affirmation that the US, the UK […]

  • Similarities and Differences

    Luis Rubio  “The history of Mexico,” says a well-known analyst, “is first and foremost the history of personalized power -of the concentration of all the levers of power and resources- in the hands of a leader standing above society, of a succession of leaders and their regimes. Breaking away from the post-PRI era required a leader […]

  • Conflict and Institutions

    Luis Rubio The big question is how Mexicans are going to get out of this one. Aside from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s approval ratings, all indicators are pointing the wrong way: the economy is stagnating, employment does not grow, the government continues to amass legal and fiscal tools to persecute citizens and there is not […]

  • Pandemic

    Luis Rubio The master of the house unequivocally, maybe unbearably, threatened his wife: bring me a little girl as a “gift” or I will rape our daughters. The woman responded by bringing him a little girl. Perhaps the dilemma was existential, but the woman complied, condemning as she did an innocent child. We all know what […]

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