Tyranny in a small state world

“…neither the problems of war nor those relating to the purely internal criminality of societies disappear in a small-state world; they are merely reduced to bearable proportions. Instead of hopelessly trying to blow up man’s limited talents to a magnitude that could cope with hugeness, hugeness is cut down to a size where it can be managed even with man’s limited talents. In miniature, problems lose both their terror and significance, which is all that society can ever hope for. Our choice seems therefore not between crime and virtue but between big crime and small crime; not between war and peace, but between great wars and little wars, between indivisible total and divisible local wars.

But not only the problems of war or crime become soluble on a small scale. Every vice shrinks in significance with the shrinking size of the social unit in which it develops. This is particularly true of a social misery which seems to many as unwelcome as war itself. Tyranny!

There is nothing in the constitution of men or states that can prevent the rise of dictators, fascist or otherwise. Power maniacs exist everywhere, and every community will at some time or other pass through a phase of tyranny. The only difference lies in the degree of tyrannical government which, in turn, depends once more on the size and power of the countries falling victim to it.

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The meaning of competition

The so-called “competition policy” lies in some theoretical assumptions which are completely wrong. Yet after few fancy equations, the student believes he already understands how a “perfect” market should behave.

Therefore, when the real one doesn’t behave as it “should”, intervention is conveniently legitimated.  This classic paper explains the root of this incredibly widespread mistake.

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Identidad Asesina

…la identidad de una persona está constituida por infinidad de elementos que evidentemente no se limitan a los que figuran en los registros oficiales.

La gran mayoría de la gente, desde luego, pertenece a una gran tradición religiosa; a una nación, y en ocasiones a dos; a un grupo étnico o lingüístico; a una familia más o menos extensa; a una profesión; a una institución; a un determinado ámbito social….

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Política migratoria en una Democracia

Supongamos que mañana mismo la UE decide derribar toda frontera europea, incluyendo, por supuesto, la valla de Melilla. Adiós a la política migratoria. Tras unos pocos trámites, cualquiera podrá entrar en la península y convertirse en español, portugués o, si está con ganas de seguir viajando, francés o incluso belga (qué ganas, con la de lluvia que cae aquí).

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Google feminista

Dado que a Google no se llega por el atajo de la mediocridad, hemos de suponer que James Damore es, simplemente, uno más entre ese selecto grupo de brillantes ingenieros que tienen la dichosa manía de cuestionarlo todo. No obstante, su privilegiada cabeza no le advirtió esta vez sobre la osadía que supone en el Occidente actual (si eres hombre, claro está) dar tu opinión sobre mujeres y mercado laboral.

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