It don’t know if there’s been any independent research into the results of Extremadura’s famous Linux experiment, even assuming it had any objectives against which its achievements could be measured. That it has not attracted consumer or business interest suggests that it (as well as other incompatible regional state initiatives in Valencia and Andalusia ) will turn out to be a failure whose low upfront costs will be dwarfed by the opportunity cost. Leading the way, foot-in-mouth as ever, old-style regional socialist party boss Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra, who has recently been agitating against the patenting of
- Relative corruption of PP, PSOE, etc revisited
Every 9th Canarian nationalist councillor has a problem, and the left looks to be in worse trouble than the right nationally.
- Concierto económico for Catalonia, independence for Andalusia?
With observations regarding the possible implications for Extramaduran truckers and flamenco policy.
- Spanish airport traffic trends
Variation in air traffic numbers throws interesting light on Spain’s problems as it plunges into recession.
- How many working Andalusians does it take to keep a fellow-countryman on the dole?
More than some people think.
- Guardian prints any old bollocks about Catalonia
There’s a terrible piece by James Sturcke in the Guardian today on the statute of autonomy. It repeats various stale myths