As has been explained time and again over the course of these pages, the economy and society of Mexico’s northern border as we currently know them are, in more ways than one, the progeny of their neighbor. Developments on the U.S. side, whether the consequences of a global economy or not, virtually dictate results on the other side. This may be, as sundry Americans wish to believe, compatible development but, from my viewpoint, it is hardly equitable.