In the April 2017 edition of Reason, Deirdre McCloskey reflects on her gender crossing and on attitudes about such peaceful choices. A slice (which speaks appropriately of how inconsistent or weak is the commitment of many people to the great principle of freedom):
A lot of people who think they love freedom balk at gender crossing. Conservatives who read my writing on the glories of free enterprise are often on board—even enthusiastic about reading such sentiments from a woman—right up until the moment that they learn my backstory.
Nafta went into effect on Jan. 1, 1994, and brought commitments to competition, privatization and foreign capital. Cross-border commercial relationships required improvements in civil law. For the first time in more than six decades, Mexico had the fundamentals of a market economy.