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Zorba

Oct 27, 2009, 9:04 AM

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Re: [Peter] Questions and Concerns about Foreigners in Mexico

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Haha Peter ! Yes, that is a good point. I remember a saying of some sort to that effect. It was something like:

"In (insert highly regulated country) everything can be organized but nothing can be arranged. In (insert lawless society) everything can be arranged but nothing can be organized."

I may be quoting it wrong. Something like that. I agree that it is much more convenient to be able to pay on the spot and whatnot. Mexico actually is a paradise if you are rich. Anything can be arranged with enough money. A stubborn rancher friend of mine waited years to get electricity installed on his property. If he had paid the mordida it would have been done in days.

However, there is a dark side to these seemingly innocent transactions. They permeate deeper into society. It is a slippery slope. I dont give a shit really if someone can bribe themselves out of paying a ticket. I do care, however, if they can bribe a judge. Especially if I am the defendant! Nevertheless, as somewhat of a libertarian, I do enjoy the ability to circumvent the government in Mexico.


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