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Letters and Politics - July 2, 2012 at 10:00am

Letters and Politics, for July 2, 2012 - 10:00am

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Journalist John Gibler, who is in Mexico City, on the Mexican Presidential election.

Miguel Tinker Salas, professor of Latin American history, on the history of Mexico's PRI party.


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Great program Mitch. Beyond

Great program Mitch. Beyond the current presidential election(?)in Mexico, I learned so much about Mexican 20th and 21st century history within approximately 30minutes. And a lot packed into the short segment on Mike Lapham's "The Self Made Myth". The fact is the vast majority of entrepreneurs who became successful are a tiny tiny minority of entrepreneurs who failed. And another fact is, the 99% do more work in week than these fat cats do in a lifetime. Even Miltown Freedman was given a government grant for college and probably more government aid i am not aware of. I am sick of these billionaires who totally erase from their minds their luck,socio-economic status when born, and government programs and especially the nefarious tax code, etc that made them billionaires. Warren Buffet's proposals don't even come close to the tax rate of the wealthy in the early 1970's. The root of the problem on taxation and redistribution is a political one. As long as money is in politics, winner takes all wins seats in legislatures,proportional representation does not become an amendment to the constitution(state and federal), then this Reagan Revolution pushing we the people back to the 19th century quality of life, the wealth gap will become wider and misery become unbearable for we the people. dahszil,male,usa

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