April 22, 2022

The farce of mask mandates has come to an end after two long years of mandatory use indoors - one of them with the grotesque obligation outdoors - without preventing wave after wave of contagion from occurring and twelve million Spaniards from contracting covid, an official figure that is orders of magnitude lower than the real one.
Politics

April 7, 2022

Astonishing: the president of one of the most corrupt countries in the world lecturing Western parliamentarians while they give him a standing ovation.
Politics

March 23, 2022

Is it possible to judge the war in Ukraine with equanimity? The unanimous daily and unidirectional media bombardment (as with covid), designed to provoke emotional reactions that override our capacity for reasoning, has led to a extreme partiality in Western public opinion, although that’s certainly not the case in the rest of the world.
Politics

March 8, 2022

Once again we are shocked by the horror of war. However, what the media show us is not designed to teach us what is happening, but to provoke immediate emotional reactions, such as compassion, fear, anger and hatred. Therefore, if we want to understand the situation we must use reason and make an effort to free ourselves from this emotional manipulation.

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April 22, 2022

The farce of mask mandates has come to an end after two long years of mandatory use indoors - one of them with the grotesque obligation outdoors - without preventing wave after wave of contagion from occurring and twelve million Spaniards from contracting covid, an official figure that is orders of magnitude lower than the real one.

January 28, 2022

All vaccines must pass clinical trials lasting between five and ten years. These periods are not a whim, but a necessity to evaluate possible adverse effects in the medium and long term. In the case of unprecedented vaccines (such as those of covid), the time frame can be even longer and the probability of successfully...

Politics

April 7, 2022

Astonishing: the president of one of the most corrupt countries in the world lecturing Western parliamentarians while they give him a standing ovation.

March 23, 2022

Is it possible to judge the war in Ukraine with equanimity? The unanimous daily and unidirectional media bombardment (as with covid), designed to provoke emotional reactions that override our capacity for reasoning, has led to a extreme partiality in Western public opinion, although that’s certainly not the case in the rest of the world.

Climate Change

November 5, 2021

“Sleepy Joe,” that is, President Biden, lived up to his nickname and nodded off at the umpteenth climate summit. I don’t blame him. Watching the same farce over and over again while breathing CO2 through the damn mask must make you drowsy. I don’t know if the climate jet set is aware of the grotesque...

June 28, 2021

This extremely interesting article, written by Prof. Pascal Richet from the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris and published on Expansión on June 26th, will only be posted in Spanish with the author’s permission. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Economy

February 7, 2020

Venezuela is a tragedy as much as it is a warning. A warning of how a once-rich country can end up oppressed and impoverished by radical socialism and communism (how many more examples will we need?), of how a people can destroy itself deceived by the promises of demagogues and of how a democracy can...

July 5, 2019

In a recent speech, Spain’s acting Finance Minister advocated for an increase in the size of the government and announced a brutal tax hike while criticizing the idea that “taxpayers’ money is better in their own pockets,” a concept she dismissed as a “mantra”. The whole sentence, copied word for word from an article published...

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Fernando del Pino
Calvo-Sotelo