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Sunday, February 24, 2013

'No Longer'

Thomas Friedman:

... Mexico still has huge governance problems to fix, but ... after 15 years of political paralysis, Mexico’s three major political parties have just signed “a grand bargain ... to work together to fight the big energy, telecom and teacher monopolies that have held Mexico back. If they succeed, maybe Mexico will teach us something about democracy. Mexicans have started to wonder about America lately, said Bichara from the Center for Citizen Integration. “We always thought we should have our parties behave like the United States’ — no longer. We always thought we should have the government work like the United States’ — no longer.”

[The column is about "How Mexico Got Back in the Game," but Dean Baker disagrees with Friedman's optimistic view of Mexico's economic future.]

    Posted by on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 12:24 AM in Economics, Politics | Permalink  Comments (63)


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