Monthly Archives: August 2020

August 30, 2020

Costs and Consequences

Luis Rubio The democratization that the country has undergone over the last decades brought with it unanticipated consequences to deal with because the alternative is absolutely unacceptable. Whosoever wins an election feels free to advance their agenda not only disavowing the opposition, but, as occurs today, branding it as the enemy. Instead of a democracy, […]

August 23, 2020

Not by Chance

In solidarity with Nexos Luis Rubio   “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” stated Mark Twain. The same can be said about capitalism. Since 2008 innumerable politicians, scholars and opinion writers have assured us that capitalism was at death door; twelve years later, the pandemic has unleashed a new wave of protests and […]

August 16, 2020

To Progress

Luis Rubio Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The eternal riddle of both science and daily life is never resolved, but what is transcendent, says Matt Ridley in his new book on innovation, is how one thinks in this regard. The theory of evolution exemplifies the point in razor-edged fashion:  evolution does not […]

August 9, 2020


Luis Rubio There is nothing older than resentment, above all of the poor toward the rich. Nor is it new to the politicians’ resource of exploiting and provoking grievances, real or imagined. Isocrates, one of the great Greek orators of the IV century A.C., accused hostility, but he recognized it as a typical emotion of […]

August 2, 2020

Shot in the Foot

Luis Rubio Continuity is normal when a government changes, with natural adjustments for style and personality. The president changes, but the country continues along its course: the new government imprints its forms, preferences, and priorities, but in general perpetuates the essence of what the government is and its relationship with the society. On occasion, for […]