The Trumputin Complot

It’s always healthy to take what the media portraits with a huge dose of skepticism and another one of common sense. All the evidence suggests that the supposed collusion between the Russian government and Trump is about as credible as the WMDs in Iraq, in other words: it’s a lie, a fabrication, a puerile, stupid game of smoke and mirrors…

Security without responsibility, a road to serfdom

Man feels uncomfortable with uncertainty, which nonetheless is a law of life. Therefore, although reason may dictate that, more often than not, the promise of security is a fallacy, an elusive mirage, a bait, its irresistible attractiveness as a means to overcome uncertainty makes it an efficient lever of political manipulation. Knowing this, the Welfare State offers a deceitful swap…

The true cost of the Welfare State

Do you happen to know, dear reader, which proportion of your hard-earned income is eaten up by the State’s Leviathan if you add all the direct and indirect taxes that you pay throughout the year? Welfare States follow two essential rules: the first is to conceal the true level of taxation it obtains from plundering citizen-taxpayers, the second is to…

Playing Cassandra: a course on reality

I witness, in some degree of amazement, how our government officials appear to be immersed in a binge of mutual congratulation and merry back-slapping in the belief that the crisis has run its course, mistaking the manna delivered by the ECB and the nerve-strained inflows of investment funds (which come and go in the blink of an eye depending on…

Here comes the bogeyman

  After a vicious campaign carried out by both candidates to the Presidency of the United States, based on demonizing the opponent, the winning Republican candidate has led continental European media (especially in Spain) to express a hysterical response verging on obsession. Media unanimity is always a symptom of a loss of freedom. Is the dictatorship of political correctness about…

Destructive monetary policies

We are living in an era of economies intervened by central bankers who have been raised to the level of magicians or even gods of Olympus: infallible, clairvoyant and beneficent. Unfortunately nobody whispers in their ear, while holding up the laurel crown, that they are nothing but men. To be fair, at the worst moment of the crisis central banks…

Disabling the political establishment, or improving the system

“Do you not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?” We must analyze Spain’s political reality with the same patience and detachment with which Swedish Count Axel Oxenstierna wrote these immortal words in 1648 in a letter addressed to his son.                   The novice Socialist candidate has refused to enable the inauguration of the eternal…

The ideological threat of environmentalism

Address given during the Summer Course of San Dámaso Ecclesiastical University, El Escorial (Madrid), June 30th, 2016.   “I must start explaining why I am here today. Well, today I speak and stand as a Catholic concerned about the fact that the moral authority of the Catholic Church, witness to the Truth, which looks to freeing humanity by steering us…

The threat in Spain is Leninism, not populism

Like recycled waste, Leninism has resurfaced in our country hand in hand with the new Made in Venezuela party. When foreign media talk about this party, they happily label it as populist. Wrong. It is a much dangerous creature: hardcore Leninism. Having been born as the outcome of an economic crisis, widespread corruption, and a lackluster political culture, it has…

The decadence of democracy

As Bernard of Chartres said in the 12th century, we truly are “dwarves perched on the shoulders of giants”. In an era such as that in which we live, so smug and convinced of our role as zenith of civilization (a belief common to all periods of decadence in History), it is timely to revisit, respectfully and attentively, the lessons…

Obsessed with Spain’s Civil War

Madrid’s communist mayoress, surrounded by her Leninist sidekicks, has been taking down all street signs that had anything to do with anti-communist historical figures as if the whole galaxy were at stake. This is no trifling matter, because it embodies, once again, the hatred and resentment constantly boiling in Spain’s radical left, obsessed as it is with events that took…

Spain, drifting rudderless

Spain’s current situation is extremely worrying. The problem is not that we still don’t have a new government two months after the last elections. In this Welfare State that drags us toward a disguised totalitarian system, to govern and to legislate are considered synonyms, and to legislate is understood as enslaving the citizens with an unbearable regulatory tyranny, where Law…

Politically correct ecology: the new tyrant

The Western citizen of the 21st century thinks he is free, but he is not. He has been led to believe that liberty mainly consists in voting one day every 1,461 for a group of people who will have nearly unlimited power for the remaining 1,460 days. Anaesthetized by such political freedom, his personal freedom has been slowly but relentlessly…

The Five Experiments: A short essay

When I was kindly invited by our founder to make a presentation in our first meeting, I thought it would be interesting to bring out some global views on what I believe is a multi-generational decline of the Western civilization rather than talking about the very interesting but narrower field of investment…   Please, click to read the article Share…

Oh dear: they’re all socialists!

They say ‘Spain is different.’ Indeed. December’s election will not see a conservative party on one side and a social democrat on the other, as is usually the case in other countries. Not a chance, not here. The upcoming Spanish elections will be a contest between two social democrat parties, one socialist, one populist/Leninist (a deep admirer of Venezuela’s regime,…

Symptoms of a sick system

  Poor Spain. After enduring the tiresome humdrum of the Catalan issue in September (left unresolved, as ever), the country now faces yet another purgatory with the long campaign to be had before the December general elections, a campaign that will consist, as it always does, of a constant adulation of the voting masses and a mishmash of idiocies and empty promises.…