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The Constitution, the Law of Laws

The Constitutional laws, or State Constitution, are those that constitute, institute or define the political organization of the State. These are Fundamental Laws of superior rank that limit the action of power. The leaders who establish the rules or who contribute to establish them can get rid of them more easily. When it is applied and it is a true Constitution-law, its application is not as rigorous as that of the Civil Code or that of the Penal Code. Read More

The «Roof of the World»

The Himalayan mountain chain extends between the courses of the Indus and Brahmaputra rivers, in a length of 2,400 km and with a width that oscillates between 160 and 240 km. It is the only one in the world that has several peaks with an altitude higher than 8,000 meters. The highest of them is Mount Everest (8,848 meters). Read More

Political Parties or the Art of Getting the Elected Away From Their Voters

An essential institution of liberal regimes are political parties, which are born and develop at the same time as elections and representation. At first they appear as electoral commissions in charge of raising funds for the campaign and obtaining important patronages for its candidate. It’s also observed the birth, in the assemblies, of parliamentary groups of deputies of the same tendency for a common action, and that in a natural way produces the federation of their basic commissions, which originate the parties. Read More

'Westworld': Everything under Control?

Michael Crichton already warned us half a century ago, through cinema, of the dangers that lie in wait for human beings when they play at being gods, unleashing their creative hand. Westworld (1973), apart from being the first film to introduce computer-generated images in two dimensions, already advanced us in a certain way the concept of artificial intelligence… and its possible consequences. Read More

The Red Tent: Nobile's Odyssey

During the years in which Charles Lindbergh prepared his flight across the Atlantic, in Italy a prominent aeronautical technician, General Umberto Nobile, concentrated his efforts on another aspect of aerial navigation: the airship; A year before Lindbergh’s flight, he had successfully flown over the North Pole, leading the airship Norge, accompanied by Amundsen. Read More

'Soylent Green', Future Grub

The cinema has sometimes been a perfect tool to transfer to fiction the future existence of dystopian societies, devastated by misery and despair, whose degree of dehumanization would seem impossible to achieve in a supposedly civilized world like ours. However, one of those films, released almost half a century ago, and whose plot curiously takes place in the year 2022, is full of disturbing and creepy winks to the present moment. Read More

Coup de Grâce to Entrepreneurship?

The self-employed workers are a sector that, despite its significant weight in the Spanish productive fabric, continues to be mistreated and humiliated time and time again by the government in power, as well as betrayed by those who claim to represent it – in reality always genuflecting and dramatizing its real objective: to continue sucking on public money -. Now, the current Executive intends precisely that, an execution. Give, with its intended and false reform, the coup the grâce not only to this group, but also to entrepreneurship in general. Being self-employed and not dying trying, some have always said with a certain irony; From now on, with this new and perverse plan, trying it will be a real recklessness, only suitable for suicidal drivers. Read More

The Power and the Law of the Strongest

A distinction must be made between might and Power; the first rests solely on the possibility of coercing another; the second is also based on the coerced person's belief that the coercion is legitimate.

Power must have legitimacy, usually legal or traditional in origin. Only those who have the capacity to exercise power can hold it legitimately. Power is primarily a function of intelligence and secondarily a function of the will. Who commands needs to have intelligence, purity, competence, will, character, leadership conditions. Every weak and unskillful power creates disorder and anarchy; its ineffectiveness demonstrates its real lack of authority. Read More