Archivos con la etiqueta "España"

El mito de la incompetencia del Estado

(texto publicado originalmente en El País) Al menos durante los últimos 30 años, la escuela económica conocida como de “agua dulce” (conservadora) se ha ensañado con un tema en particular: la incompetencia del Estado. De sus instituciones, su burocracia, sus programas de gasto. La crítica es aún más acentuada cuando se trata de la participación […]

So what’s next for the Spanish ‘Indignados’?

Last week’s election marked the biggest political drubbing modern Spain has witnessed. The eleventh general election since the country reestablished democracy was won with a crushing majority by the conservative Popular Party; a handsomely rewarded electoral result after spending the better part of the last decade in the political wilderness. The party, led by Mariano […]

How Spain’s 15-M movement is redefining politics

With the Spanish general election just over a month away, the eight-year rule of the Socialist party will soon come to an end. José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero will be ousted and the opposition leader Mariano Rajoy finally elevated to the place he thought deserved since 2004. Business as usual for Spanish politics; the normal political give-and-take of […]