Repping mis Mexicanas!
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: amongst wackos
Re: Hispanics want first world treatment - but want to stay laborers
Originally Posted by BigNBAfan
You can't say your people are head and shoulders above anything when they're fleeing their own country only to be a majority of close 2nd in poverty, crime/imprisonment and lack of education.
And youre talking to fiddy ass if he's a pansy when in fact... call him whatever you would like but he's doing the exact same thing as you - posting on ISH but from a country he has made a living in. Your people on the other hand flock in hoards for handouts and still fail to pull yourself out of poverty, crime etc. that made your 'home' nation what it is today.
Bullshit ya bum, most Mexicans who are recent arrivals are going back, it's been that way for more than a decade. Illegals nowadays are most likely from Central and South America crossing the US/Mexico border or Asians who overstay their visas, but I wouldn't expect some hick claiming to be a doctor to be cultured and read enough to know this, put your KKK hood off to a side and click on that link, educate yourself moron.
Mexico is the eleventh strongest economy in the world, dipshit, not bad when you take into account that there are almost 200 nations. We aren't as strong as the US, but then no country on earth is. Our economic problems start with the distribution of wealth (much like the US is heading right in that direction) and government corruption (also happening in the US).
Many people would be stunned to find that the Mexican economy is ranked right up with the UK and Italy.
Mexico has the 11th-highest GDP in the world based on purchasing power parity, according to the International Monetary Fund. As Europe weakens, it will be in the top 10 in the not-too-distant future.
Yet, this country is regarded by many Americans as a Third World nation, dominated by drug cartels and impoverished people desperate to get into the United States.
Obviously, Mexico is not as developed as Britain is. Like most nations transitioning from underdevelopment to greater development, Mexico suffers from substantial class and regional inequality.
But it doesn't change the basic reality of Mexico's relative strength.
Mexico Has One of the Leading Economies in the World
While it is true that organized crime exists in Mexico and that many Mexicans want to immigrate to the US, a roughly equal number are leaving the US and returning to Mexico… drawn by economic opportunities in their home country.
The largest auto plant in the Western Hemisphere is in Mexico, and Bombardier builds major components for aircraft there. Mexico has many problems, of course, but so does the UK (the 10th-largest economy) and Italy (12th).
At the same time, Italy also has substantial regional inequality. Mexico can't aspire to British standards, but Italy is a reasonable model.
Inequality diminishes the significance of being 11th in some ways. Mexico is commonly perceived, far too simplistically, as a Third World country with a general breakdown of law and a population seeking to flee north.
That perception is also common among many Mexicans, who seem to have internalized the contempt in which they are held.
Mexicans know that their country's economy grew 2.5 percent last year and is forecast to grow between 2 percent and 3 percent in 2016-roughly equal to the growth projection for the US economy. But, oddly, they tend to discount the significance of Mexico's competitive growth numbers in a sluggish global economy.
Here, therefore, we have an interesting phenomenon. Mexico is, in fact, one of the leading economies of the world, yet most people don't recognize it as such and tend to dismiss its importance.
NAFTA is Mexico's Biggest Opportunity-and a Major Threat
North America is now an island of tranquility and opportunity-with Mexico as the most promising region economically.
The Eastern Hemisphere (Eurasia in particular) is moving toward systemic failure. The EU is struggling to manage a host of problems. Russia is contending with strategic and economic challenges, particularly the collapse in oil prices.
China is trying to find a stable new normal and maintain social stability. As for the Middle East, no summary will suffice. The rest of the Eastern Hemisphere is experiencing what I might call "normal instability."
Compared to other parts of the world, North America is not only remarkably stable but is also doing well economically.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was no longer any European global power. The center of gravity of the international system shifted away from Europe… to North America.
While roughly 30% of GDP comes from exports in Russia, 46% in Germany, and 23% in China, US exports account for only 13% of GDP with over a third of that total sold to Canada and Mexico.
While Eastern Hemisphere powers teeter on the edge of an economic volcano (or tumble in), the United States finds itself relatively insulated from declines in global import demand. And the US insulates the countries on its northern and southern borders to a great extent.
The contrast between the European Union and NAFTA is critical. The most important difference is that Germany, the foundation of the European system, is a massive exporter, while the United States is a net importer. Given the vastness of the US economic base, the net negative flow has little impact.
However, it has an important twist in terms of Mexico. Exports, more than 80% of which go to the United States, constitute 32% of Mexico's GDP. Thus Mexican exports to the US amount to about a quarter of Mexico's economy.
US GDP is about $17 trillion, and imports from Mexico are about 0.2% of the US economy, so they have very limited impact. But their impact is further mitigated because Mexican-manufactured exports contain a substantial quantity of components made in the US.
For example, Mexico is one of the top exporters of automobiles to the United States. These cars are not sold under a Mexican label, since Mexico manufactures them for foreign companies.