But perhaps the most important and least discussed one is that Mexico is being held hostage by its cartels. I am not referring to drug cartels. The cartels holding Mexico back are the private conglomerates, unions, political groups, universities, media companies and professional associations that limit competition within their sectors. Mexico is full of cartels with privileges and veto powers that inhibit the nation’s ability to make the changes the country needs to move forward.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Via Boz, Moisés Naím employs one of today's most popular argumentative tactics in a recent column for the Financial Times: Brazil envy. This passage stands out: