Boiling Kettle

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Category: In English

Manifest of 343 Bastards

I share everything is said in the manifest below, although I could slightly disagree in nuances and particular words. I’ve translated it from French.

When it comes to prostitution, we are believers, churchgoers or agnostics.
Some of us did, do or will pick up some whores, and they are not even ashamed of that.
Some others, without being [...]

Fairness in Tendering

Diputación de Huesca, a Spanish regional government, has called for offers to redesign its website. Once again, when it comes to public services in Spain, the process is full of shenanigans and countless inconsistencies, rising a solid suspicion that it would not be a fair selection process. Is that a problem? Well, it is since [...]

Stop that Madness (now)

Today we have received an email from the Galician government. Well, not quite, as the email was not signed by anyone in government but by another company, Instituto Sondaxe (no personal names), speaking on behalf of the government. The email came from another company called Tesi Gandía, apparently not related with Sondaxe or Government, like [...]

Three Views On Catalan Elections

There would be by now plenty analysis about the Catalan elections, and how their results will affect Catalan, Spanish and even European politics in the months to come. I am not a political analyst, and I would afford you such job of underlining the impressive victory of CiU or claiming for the public beheading of [...]

Zapatero, 39 Large Companies and Some Freakstats

Zapatero, the Spanish PM, is in trouble. In the eve of his party worst ever election results in Catalonia, the rumours of a possible bail-out of Spain are increasing. In that point, more than two years after the beginning of the financial crisis, he decided to meet a group of the most important Spanish CEOs: [...]

Act as You Innovate; I’ll Act as I Fund Innovation

I have not posted anything in this blog for ages, and now it is time for a comeback. During these last months the economic situation in Spain —including Galicia— has been worsening and, even if we pay no attention to oracles such as the almost-always-right entrepreneur Marc Vidal, it must be admitted that a dark [...]

Languages at School

The first draft for the decree on languages’ usage in the Galician education system was published when I was on holidays in Norway, fortunately and completely unplugged. Back home, a record amount of emails were stored in my mailbox: those of them completely in opposition to the decree are even more than those giving me [...]

Council Bankruptcy

Local authorities in Spain have large amounts of debt, but this debt is not homogeneously spread throughout the country, and bankruptcy is (why not?) a serious threat for some of them. Or, even worse, for everybody in Spain. This is a short analysis of council debt figures in Spain and Galicia.

An Old Commission

The names’ list of European ministers was unveiled on Friday with few surprises. Actually, the system to elect the commissioners is not only poorly democratic, but also the best way to promote inefficiency.