Mexico: How Much Profit?

Most of the time, Mexico's government is content to keep its economy growing faster than the population explosion by a judicious balance of public and private investment. But every now and then the government feels the need to recall its revolutionary beginnings with a move calculated to prove that its heart is still with the laboring masses. One such action was initiated early this year: an amendment to the Mexican constitution that would legally oblige companies to share profits with their employees. With President Adolfo Lopez Mateos pushing hard, the measure sailed through Congress, was then passed out to...

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