Prensa Mexico's Presidential Elections: A Return to Authoritarian Populism

A possible victory for López Obrador next Sunday represents a risk for governability, a democratic setback in institutional strengthening and the rule of law, and an advance of authoritarian populism to the detriment of the free market and individual freedom with an impact on all of Latin America.

Prensa "Freedom should be the defending commitment of our country"

Former President George W. Bush has defended the cause of freedom at a time when great democracies face new and serious threats and seem to be losing confidence in their own calling and competence. “Freedom is not merely a political menu option, or a foreign policy fad; it should be the defending commitment of our country, and the hope of the world”, "he said at the national forum 'Spirit of Liberty: At Home, in the World' in New York.

Prensa The Rise of American Protectionism*

The wedge issue of the 2016 primary campaign is the rising hostility to free trade—and, specifically, to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. On the Republican side, establishment candidates like Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Marco Rubio have failed or fallen behind, while Donald Trump maintains a commanding lead going into Florida and Ohio thanks, in large part, to his protectionist rhetoric. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has been veering leftward to fight off a determined challenge from Vermont’s democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, another unapologetic protectionist.*Originally in Defining Ideas, Hoover Institution, Universidad de Standford (Monday, March 14, 2016) 

Prensa ANALYSISThe Rise of American Protectionism, by Richard A. Epstein *

/27.04.16/.- "The wedge issue of the 2016 primary campaign is the rising hostility to free trade—and, specifically, to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. On the Republican side, establishment candidates like Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Marco Rubio have failed or fallen behind, while Donald Trump maintains a commanding lead going into Florida and Ohio thanks, in large part, to his protectionist rhetoric. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has been veering leftward to fight off a determined challenge from Vermont’s democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, another unapologetic protectionist".

Prensa Mexico's Presidential Elections: A Return to Authoritarian Populism

06.29.2018. A possible victory for López Obrador next Sunday represents a risk for governability, a democratic setback in institutional strengthening and the rule of law, and an advance of authoritarian populism to the detriment of the free market and individual freedom with an impact on all of Latin America.

Prensa "Freedom should be the defending commitment of our country"

10.23.2017. Former President George W. Bush has defended the cause of freedom at a time when great democracies face new and serious threats and seem to be losing confidence in their own calling and competence. “Freedom is not merely a political menu option, or a foreign policy fad; it should be the defending commitment of our country, and the hope of the world”, "he said at the national forum 'Spirit of Liberty: At Home, in the World' in New York.

Prensa The Rise of American Protectionism*

04.27.2016. The wedge issue of the 2016 primary campaign is the rising hostility to free trade—and, specifically, to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. On the Republican side, establishment candidates like Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Marco Rubio have failed or fallen behind, while Donald Trump maintains a commanding lead going into Florida and Ohio thanks, in large part, to his protectionist rhetoric. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has been veering leftward to fight off a determined challenge from Vermont’s democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, another unapologetic protectionist.*Originally in Defining Ideas, Hoover Institution, Universidad de Standford (Monday, March 14, 2016) 

Prensa ANALYSISThe Rise of American Protectionism, by Richard A. Epstein *

04.27.2016.  "The wedge issue of the 2016 primary campaign is the rising hostility to free trade—and, specifically, to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. On the Republican side, establishment candidates like Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Marco Rubio have failed or fallen behind, while Donald Trump maintains a commanding lead going into Florida and Ohio thanks, in large part, to his protectionist rhetoric. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has been veering leftward to fight off a determined challenge from Vermont’s democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, another unapologetic protectionist".