Spain, 2018: To prison for expressing an opinion?

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In his classic novel 1984, George Orwell described a sinister totalitarian society of the future supported by three large bureaucratic structures. One of these was the Ministry of Truth, in charge of falsifying historical facts in order to back up the version approved by the Government. Brandishing the slogans “Freedom is Slavery”, “Ignorance is Strength” …

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Environmentalist deceptions: the polar bear’s fairy tale

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One of the icons of today’s environmental movement is the polar bear, supposed victim of the ice melting in the Arctic: its image, isolated on a tiny, sinking ice sheet, has become an effective path to well-meaning individuals’ wallets. The astute journalist, later professional politician Al Gore sensed this in his famous documentary An Inconvenient …

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Environmentalist deceptions: ice meting and sea level alarmism

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How would the environmental movement survive without real or imaginary environmental crises, without fears or imminent threats? In my latest article I explained that today’s environmentalism is nothing but a sad degeneration of the welcomed original environmental movement, which has been gradually infiltrated and contaminated by sinister ideologies, by pagan fanaticism, and obviously by money …

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Today’s environmentalism – a sum of fears and fallacies

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The birth of the original environmental movement was a welcomed event. Anthropocentric, conservationist and full of common sense, it aimed to put an end to excessive pollution caused by selfish, abusive and short-term behaviours, especially in fluids like the air and the water in rivers and oceans where property rights are not easily exercisable and …

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The Trumputin Complot

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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 …

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Banal technology, the obese State and low productivity

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We live in an era of technological intoxication, in which we all bow down in fascination before the Golden Calf of new technologies. However, we ought to ask ourselves an unpleasant question: are all these technological advances really productive? Why it is, then, that productivity growth has slowed down in developed countries? Given that time …

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