Spain’s up at no 52 on the UN parking ticket corruption index, so that’s between the Ukraine and the Philippines, with average 12.7 unpaid violations per diplomat. The UK averages 0.0. Other crime news: Either the Azerbaijanis or the UAEers have stolen an “r” from Australia.
The data’s pretty old, so perhaps Spanish councils’ new zero-revenues, zero-tolerance policy will be filtering through. (Via Gregorio Luri)
- Proudfoot productivity study
Here (PDF) is a scary report which suggests that in Spain in the period 1995-2003 average annual growth in hours worked per person was 3.4% while labour productivity fell on average by 0.3%. That’s not good news with a shrinking, ageing workforce. Management planning and control is apparently the big problem, and I’m sure Proudfoot have …
- He nemde Symon Petrum
The 4th International’s Peter Symon cloning conspiracy, exposed:
- Peter Symon, General Secretary, Communist Party of Australia (here responding in a spirit of comradely generosity to a critique of his flawed, theist interpretation of Big Bang theory);
- Petro Symonenko, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, who is a boxer and definitely not gay
- Badly parked
Mal aparcado posts photos of absurd and illegal parking. There are often so many cars and scooters parked on the pavements in Barcelona that the only place left to walk is the road. Barcelona shots include a nice one of three Mosso-mobiles illegally parked nose-to-tail to go snacking in a bar. Anecdote: The other day two revolting …
- Two serious IT/system problems at Bicing
They screw up, you pay.