Monthly Archives: April 2016

April 29, 2016


 Luis Rubio Life is always a balance between the half-full and the half-empty glass. Attitude with regard to life, work and the economy is basic not only for the development of countries, but also for political stability. Keynes spoke of animal spirits as the source of the conduct of economic agents and the manner in […]

April 26, 2016

The Limits of Salvation

ENFOQUE – April 2016 Luis Rubio Mexicans live in the hope that someone will come to save them, a hope that is renewed every 6 years. This has to do with the obverse of the PRIist authoritarianism of old: a vast system of political control that curtailed the population’s capacity of action, obliging it to […]

April 24, 2016

Mexico Compared

Luis Rubio The world formerly functioned vertically because everything was concentrated: information, control of the factories, labor relations. The decisions were centralized and the society knew what the power structures would permit. The world of today is increasingly horizontal, one in which information has a multiplicity of sources (that are autonomous, such as the social […]

April 20, 2016

Evolving Education in Mexico

The Catalyst,  The North American Century, Spring 2016  - Luis Rubio   The transition from the agricultural era to the Industrial Revolution was traumatic for many around the world, but the digital era constitutes a nearly absolute divide. In this new era, education is the crucial differentiating factor. Creativity makes a person successful and […]

April 17, 2016

Mexico and the U.S.

Luis Rubio No perfect model exists for the relationship between Mexico and the U.S. because there is no other relationship like it. There are many nations that share lengthy borders, but none in which such great differences of development and incomes intersect. There are many nations that exchange inordinate volumes of goods and border crossings, […]

April 10, 2016

Poverty and Inequality

Luis Rubio “Solving poverty without addressing the problem of inequality of opportunity,” says  Gonzalo Hernández Licona de Coneval, “could imply that the relevant participants [in the society] would be same ones as always”. In effect: it is impossible to deny the fact of inequality. But there are two pertinent questions: first, what should we do […]

April 3, 2016

Mexico and Trump

                                                                                                       Luis Rubio   No […]