Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Six year term of office

I recently listened to a Charlie Rose interview with the president of Mexico who serves a SIX year term.  Four years seems too short. It is wasteful to campaign every four years. A six year term might be more practical. 

His English is impressive. During his presidential campaign Calderón stated that the challenge was not between the political left or right, but a choice between the past and the future. Moving toward the past would mean nationalization, expropriation, state control of the economy, and authoritarianism, while the future would represent the contrary: privatization, liberalization, market control of the economy, and political freedom.

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