OPINION

Trump and the philanthropic ogre

The president is dusting off the old and unscientific “Laffer curve,” which did so much damage under Reagan

OPINION

The Greek mirror

The IMF’s admission that it erred on austerity’s impact has not been accompanied by any change in economic policy

opinion

Remember when

If this is what you call recovery, it doesn't feel that way to most of us

opinion

Divergence/convergence

Spain is slipping further from the European average, and there is no sign that this is going to improve

Show some pity for the powerful

Thinker Moisés Naím argues that being in charge isn't what it used to be

OPINION

Democratic recession

Distrust of politicians in Spain means the Socialist Party’s relaunch runs the risk of being stillborn

opinion

What we owe

Our huge debts and the extraordinary level of unemployment in Spain distinguish us from our neighbors, and make us "special"

OPINION

Spirit of ’45

The same people who are helping to destroy the welfare state are those who benefited from it

opinion

G20 / Olympic bubble

The result seems premonitory of a global trend: the central countries are in their best economic position in years, growth is slowing in emerging countries, and the south of Europe remains prostrate

OPINION

The growth of inequality

Recovery seems to be returning, but redistribution of wealth in the US is at 1920s levels

OPINION

Shuffle the cards

Family businesses need access to credit, not homilies on the virtues of patience

OPINION

Crime and punishment

What kind of responsibility is borne by politicians, and accompanying technocrats, when their mistakes generate so much suffering among the people?

OPINION

Dithering Hamlet

The PP's reform has not served to stop the destruction of jobs, nor to incentivize their creation

OPINION

Legacy

It was the Popular Party that fuelled the property bubble

ECONOMY

A thousand days of austerity

It is now three years since Europe-imposed cutbacks were first imposed on Spain With rampant unemployment, the country's suffering has never been more acute

opinion

Conservative revolution

Thatcher and Reagan wanted to liquidate socialism and stunt the permissiveness born of 1968

OPINION

Hateful statistics

A director of the CEOE Spanish employers' association, Joan Rosell, has voiced doubts about the validity of our country's Active Population Survey (EPA)

OPINION

New rich / new poor

Next week's state-of-the-union debate needs to address disparities in economic growth and public trust to create agreements and resolutions

OPINION

Painful mistakes

As “austericide” bites, deep, the IMF is beginning to accept that it has been blinkered in its thinking

OPINION

Against all hope

This labor “reform” has all the sensitivity of an armored car, and is the most unbalanced reform in favor of the interests of companies since the time of Franco

OPINION

Why Spain is different

Nobody is responsible for the fact that half of our financial system has been awarded junk bond status