Mexico: Why a Few are Rich and the People Poor
"Professor Ramón Eduardo Ruiz has dedicated his career to unlocking the historical reasons for the rebelliousness of Mexican society and its failures to achieve great goals behind those bursts of collective energy and idealism. This book is a culmination of rigorous scholarship and a moral commitment to confronting all aspects of the Mexican people. There is also an element of hope in these pages that Mexico will become a prosperous, just and viable society."--Lorenzo Meyer, El Colegio de México
"In Mexico, Ramón Eduardo Ruiz brings a lifetime of study and a passionate love of his subject to bear on the most vexing puzzle any historian of Mexico can confront: Why should a country so rich in potential remain perennially mired in poverty, corruption, and injustice? This is a bold, angry, and absolutely indispensable book."--Timothy J. Henderson, author of The Mexican Wars for Independence
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
agrarian agriculture Agustín Alemán American Andre Gunder Frank Aztecs Bagchi beneﬁts Bonﬁl Batalla burguesía campesinos capital capitalist Cárdenas Cardenista Carranza century Ciudad Juárez colonial corn corrupt country’s criollos culture debt dependency Díaz dollars economía economists economy ejido empresarios Europe European exports ﬁlms ﬁnance ﬁnancial ﬁnd ﬁrst foreign investment free trade growth hacendados haciendas henequen Ibid imports Indian industry inﬂation intellectuals internal market José López Portillo Juárez La Jornada labor Labyrinth of Solitude land Latin America Liberal manufacturing maquiladoras maquilas merchants mestizos Mexican Mexico City middle class million mining NAFTA neoliberal Octavio Paz ofﬁce ofﬁcials percent peso petroleum political politicos poor population Porﬁriato Porﬁristas poverty president proﬁts Ramos reform Republic’s Revolution rich Ruiz rural Salinas social society Sonora Spain Spaniards Spanish tariffs textile Triumphs and Tragedy Underdevelopment United urban Veracruz wages wealth Western women workers York