Tripartite's secret studies

Governments use studies to find out if they’re doing the right thing, but in democratic countries I think there’s a consensus that (a) they should be made public (we pay, after all), and (b) expenditure should be moderate. The revelation (here and here) that our nationalist-socialist regional government has been spending €0.5M a week over the last two years (that’s almost €10 pp) on secret studies is mindblowing. Why does councillor Huguet need to have secret information on which language people speak in supermarkets, and why does it need to cost €58K? (Good piece by Arcadi E)

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