PP+CiU+PNV traditionally screwed new small business because their old business partners didn’t want competition. PSOE+IU+ALPHABETSOUP traditionally screwed new small business because their union partners knew there was no muscle to be gained there. Result: if you were smart but without connections and cash you wasted your life and talent working for some pijo capitalist arsehole and/or mouthing dumb slogans for some (neo)pijo socialist arsehole.
This is quite different – more like the British model (Garicano is at LSE), and an excellent way of repatriating some of the great young self-employed Spaniards who one meets in London bars explaining how they could never have done half of what they’ve done here at home. The Juncker/Amazon/EU complex won’t like it, so fuck em. (H/t Tom.)
- Family album
The best photos I’ve ever taken.
- Victorian paternalism
We already knew from a footnote in Marx’s Capital that the Scottish industrialist Peter Fairbairn, who based his life and business
- Who cares if UPyD and Ciudadanos can’t do a deal?
Other big stories tonight: I, aged 6, am definitely not going to marry Emily Boyle. I mean, years ago there was
- Wasted vote(r)s
I had a re-run of the old Iraq drunken brawl the other night with a left-wing journalist, who said basically that
- Facebook: if you form a civil partnership you must be gay
Chez Lexicool, via MM, Katia, who, using Facebook in English, described herself as being in a civil union with Juan, only