The Covid Presidency

It doesn’t matter where you stand on Donald J. Trump. It doesn’t matter if you voted for him or detest what he has done to America. It doesn’t matter if you believe that Covid-19 is real, a conspiracy or something else. The one thing everyone should be able to agree on is that Covid-19 has… Read More The Covid Presidency

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Bankruptcies Make Bodes Worse For Unemployment Numbers

As America nears the all-time high unemployment rate of 20% for May, the numerous bankruptcies indicate that unemployment is worse than most believe. Next week the unemployment numbers for May will be released. Many expect the rate to be over 20%. The problem with the unemployment numbers is that they count workers who qualify for… Read More Bankruptcies Make Bodes Worse For Unemployment Numbers

Important Questions About The Proposed Stimulus Checks

Many taxpayers are excited to know that Congress is on the verge of sending each American taxpayer about $1,000. As of 5:00pm, eastern time yesterday, Congress was still arguing over some details about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. However, it seems that the proposed $1,200 checks for individuals and $2,400 for… Read More Important Questions About The Proposed Stimulus Checks

The Mexican Economy Post Donald Trump

There is now doubt that the Mexican economy is heavily dependent upon NAFTA. The Mexican economy was battered initially when Donald Trump threatened to withdraw from NAFTA. The latest round of the renegotiation meetings between the governments of Canada, México and the United States ended with Canada and México telling the Trump administration that they are… Read More The Mexican Economy Post Donald Trump

NAFTA Closer to Ending

On Tuesday, the Fourth Round of NAFTA negotiations concluded. Leading the U.S. delegation was United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The Canadian delegation was led by Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefosno Guajardo led the Mexican delegation. The three ministers issued a joint statement stating that the concluded… Read More NAFTA Closer to Ending

Good Neighbor Policy

Author’s note: This is part 1 of 3 The United States will go to war for oil rang the headlines across México and much of the world throughout the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. On February 14, 1979, then-president Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, was set to meet with Mexican president José López Portillo. Both heads… Read More Good Neighbor Policy

El Paso Politics

It seems that some readers of the blog are wondering if I am going to go back to writing about El Paso politics. My interest has always been about border politics, of which El Paso plays a major role. I started commenting about border politics because of the general notion that México is corrupt and… Read More El Paso Politics

Dispelling Some Myths: Immigrants, Agriculture and State Industries

Today, I would like to start laying out my immigration study for you. As you might remember from yesterday’s post, I have been organizing a data set of quality of life metrics so that we can have an open discussion about immigration. Specifically, I am looking to answer the question; Are immigrants beneficial or detrimental to… Read More Dispelling Some Myths: Immigrants, Agriculture and State Industries