Tag: Mexico
Congenial Communications—Another Miracle of the Market

Through the ages, many observers have noted how markets promote peaceful and mutually enriching dealings among people of varying languages, customs, religions, and backgrounds.

Trump’s Mexican Poodle

A leader of Latin America’s anti-imperialist left turned into Washington’s docile poodle.

Mexican Tariff Tiff’s Backstory Includes 2016 Election Interference

Whatever one thinks of Trump tariffs on all Mexican goods, a key back story is not being reported in the establishment media.

Don’t Forget the Tlatelolco Massacre—Mexico’s Tiananmen Square

On October 2, 1968, several thousand Mexican students gathered in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas to protest the regime of PRI boss Diaz Ordaz.

A Mexican Crash Course on Free Markets

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador—known as AMLO—has entered a crash course on the ravages of populism and statism.

Cesar Chavez: Sanctuary City Hero or Bully?

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf yesterday declared her willingness to go to jail to protect her “sanctuary city” policy, attacking the “bully in chief” for “trying to intimidate our most vulnerable residents,” i.e., undocumented migrants. She may want to rethink Oakland’s continuing to pay homage to an earlier bully against would-be immigrants: namely, the Cesar...
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Trump’s Trade War Has Ugly Consequences

The Democrats could not have asked for a better ally than Donald Trump when it comes to trade protectionism.

The Boon of Growing U.S. Imports from Mexico

Since NAFTA went into effect in 1994, U.S. imports of goods from Mexico have grown from about $4 billion per year to about $28 billion (annual rate as of March 2017). Americans have also purchased a lot more services, not counted in this measure, from Mexicans during the past two decades (e.g., tourist services...
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You Can’t Go Home Again, but . . .

A melancholy saying reminds us that you can’t go home again. I know I can’t. My parents have been dead for decades, and my brother Bill, my only sibling, died three years ago. Moreover, the house in which we lived when I was growing up in the late 1950s and early 1960s has been...
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Trump’s Wall—an Attempt to Insult and Humiliate Mexicans

Suppose the Canadians were to build a wall to keep Americans out of their country, making it clear that Americans are simply not decent, productive, peaceful people and therefore the fewer of them who enter Canada the better. Might Americans take justifiable offense at such treatment? Why does anyone imagine that Mexicans feel any...
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