Category: Economics

Can Prosperity Lead to Equality?

Conceptually, an increase in productivity should reflect an increase in improved salaries, which will in turn increase market demand. So how is it that in the last 30 years the economy growth has actually generated an even greater inequality? Because as the Nobel laureate and professor in economic sciences, Joseph Stiglitz, explained during the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development… Read more →

Time For New Politics

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on March 19th, 2015 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.     The AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor), which represents 13.5 million worker members from leading trade unions, led… Read more →

Who Defends Mexico?

 The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on Thursday April 2nd, 2015 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.   There are two key factors affecting the future of national industry and economic activity. The irresponsible provocation of disputes… Read more →

Confronting the Crisis with the Unification of the Labour Movement

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish, on January 22nd, 2015 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas. It’s time for a radical change in our way of thinking. Profound changes in the political, economic and social strategies of… Read more →

Shared Responsibility and Social Harmony

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish, on November 13th, 2014 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas. There is a serious debate in Mexico today around the problems resulting from insecurity, unemployment, poverty, inequality and the profound economic crisis affecting… Read more →

Political Will in the Face of Insecurity

   The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on Thursday October 16th, 2014 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.   The current social and political landscape in Mexico is extremely concerning and should lead to serious reflection and immediate action… Read more →

The Triumph of Reason and Justice

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish, on September 4th, 2014 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.   The 29th of August is and will remain a historic date for democracy and the freedom of association, as well… Read more →

Mexico Is a Minefield

 The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on Thursday September 13th, 2012 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.   Mexico’s current political situation can be summed up in a few words. The outgoing PAN (National Action Party) government has planted a… Read more →

The Government’s Failure

 The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on January 26th, 2012 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.   The almost twelve years that have passed under the incompetent governments of Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderón, from 2000 to… Read more →