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Mexico's presidential elections: What about candidates and political parties?

01 Dec 17 - 12:00


Mexico's presidential elections

What about candidates and political parties?

By Francisco Alberto Castellanos Sosa

Mexican political parties use to choose their presidential candidates either by direct nomination (what in Mexico is used to be called "dedazo") or by a primary election (with participation of the party followers). However, most of the parties in Mexico during the last three presidential elections have fallen into a sticky trap. They have chosen popular candidates instea...
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Civic responsibility: Informality and payment of taxes in Mexico

28 Sep 16 - 12:00


Civic responsibility

Informality and payment of taxes in Mexico

By Francisco Alberto Castellanos Sosa

In Mexico, almost 30 million people work in the informal sector, according to INEGI's official data. Therefore, they have no access to social security nor to legal benefits. And, what do you think? they do not pay taxes.

However, they use public goods at the expense of those who pay taxes as the law indicates. Is this situation fair? I'll leave the answer to your criteria.

Howe...
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To wall or not to wall? What’s behind it for Trump in the USA economy?

07 Sep 16 - 12:00


To wall or not to wall?

What’s behind it for Trump in the USA economy?

By Francisco Alberto Castellanos Sosa

I am writing this article to express some points on a topic that has been constantly mentioned about a proposal made by Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States. His idea is to build a wall in the USA-Mexico border to stop illegal traffic of guns, drugs, and people; and to deport illegal immigrants. Nevertheless, there are some basic econo...
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Citizens and economy: Two faces, the same coin

20 Jul 16 - 12:00


Citizens and economy

Two faces, the same coin

By Francisco Alberto Castellanos Sosa

Concepts such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Value Added (VA), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) or Exchange Rates (ER) are usually blamed on issues in which citizens do not participate.

However, this reasoning is completely misleading as these and all the components of the economy are derived from our daily acting.

Both the supply and demand of products assign a market-price to each good or ser...
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