Monthly Archives: March 2016

Arbitrariness and Impunity

 Luis Rubio The daily life of Mexicans intersects with innumerable suppliers of goods and services and governmental entities, very few of which materialize for the citizen and consumer, respectively, as their raison d’être. A patrimonial vision persists and endures in which the citizen is at once the subject and captive consumer, both of these the […]

Inequality Is Not the Problem

 Luis Rubio In today’s world there is no more divisive and politicized issue than inequality.  Inequality has supplied interminable rhetorical fuel to politicians and activists, turning Thomas Piketty into an international celebrity and triggering innumerable “occupation” protest movements worldwide. What is not obvious is that emphasis on inequality solves anything. No one can dispute the […]

Cynicism As Strategy

Luis Rubio “When people stop trusting any institutions or having any firmly held values, they can easily accept a conspiratorial view of the world”. That, says Peter Pomerantsev*, is the ulterior objective of the Kremlin’s strategy of propaganda and control: generating cynicism among the population so that it will accept the command of the government. […]

Consequences

Luis Rubio It’s surprising that some are surprised. In the last five decades the country has lost all of its bearings: it changed its strategy of economic development, maintained the system of privilege (increasingly corrupt and visible) and, on top of everything else, undermined its own credibility on incorporating a belief system that hollowed itself […]