Monthly Archives: February 2013

February 24, 2013

Democracy and Majorities

Luis Rubio What would make a government successful: the consensus or the results? The government of President Peña won an election legitimately, which would allow it to govern with full endorsement. However, Peña has been working to bring the opposition forces into a political pact with his own PRI: that is, he prefers a consensus […]

February 17, 2013

Government vs. Migration

Luis Rubio When Alexander Pope, the great English poet of the XVIII Century, was on his deathbed, his physician ensured him that his breathing, pulse and other vital signs were improving. “Here I am,” Pope said to a friend, “dying of a hundred good symptoms”. The government runs a similar risk. When a country is […]

February 10, 2013


 Luis Rubio No government, however powerful, can do it all. In fact, its core function is not, nor should it be, “to do things”. Its prime function is making it possible for the country to prosper and for this to create a favorable atmosphere for prosperity, to keep the population safe and to guarantee the […]

February 3, 2013


Luis Rubio What’s the problem with Mexico’s development? How can we direct the economy so as to recover its vitality, generate wealth and satisfy the population in general? Part of the answer lies in understanding the nature of the problems that we are facing and the context within which these occur. The other part resides […]