When I was younger, I thought that the defining distinction between and was solidarity — as in, the former necessarily has to have way more of it than the latter.

Gradually I came to realise that characterisation is problematic for three reasons:

  1. want to impose , which is an oxymoron (by definition, you can’t mandate voluntary inclinations, such as affection or desire, on people).
  2. In practice, and at least in my own country (), the Left has become pro-independence and sympathetic towards secessionists (but more solidarity would require larger unions, stronger federations — not the richest regions going their own way).
  3. Sometimes the Right puts in practice more solidarity towards certain groups or causes (eg, non-elites, non-conformists, disadvantaged people who reject the orthodoxy) than the Left itself.

I now think that the ratio personal freedom vs economic freedom better categorises Left vs. Right (cf ). I like to think of those two dimensions as “ to do what you please with your body” (food, drugs, euthanasia, suicide, sex, read, speech, thought, association, religion) and “freedom to do what you please with your property” (save, invest, buy, sell, donate, build, trade, settle).

This is not a defence of or , by the way — I do believe certain restrictions on both kinds of liberties are necessary for any society to function at all.

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titula una entrecomillando un tuit satírico cualquiera, escrito por nadie importante, que no tiene ninguna relevancia en absoluto, y que está escrito… como si fuese el titular de una noticia. El resultado es una noticia que no dice —pero torticeramente parece que sí dice— algo muy concreto que de ser cierto —no lo es— sería grave y consecuente. Y todo esto en un artículo en el que precisamente acusan a otros periodistas de mala praxis, de parcialidad, de falta de rigor y de insultar al . :vomit:

publico.es/tremending/2021/04/

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Estas son las opciones para de las que estás oyendo hablar:
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Y estas son todas las opciones que tienes disponibles:
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De nada.

elecciones.comunidad.madrid/es

«En 2019, la mediana del mensual real de los entre 18 y 35 años era menor que en 1980, con caídas que van desde el 26% para aquellos con edades entre 30 y 34 años hasta el 50% para los de 18 a 20 años. Estas caídas se deben principalmente a una reducción muy acusada de la duración de sus empleos y a un aumento del peso del a tiempo parcial.»

— Fedea: “Lost in : and Earnings in ”.

documentos.fedea.net/pubs/eee/

I'm confident that in 🇪🇸 our Ministry of is hard at work with all kinds of campaigns, subsidies and proactive measures to fix this .
nature.com/articles/d41586-020

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La libera «más de 30 millones de imágenes para todo uso: El Cantar del , el o los manuscritos de , a solo tres clics. Se convierten así en recursos gratuitos para ser utilizados por las industrias creativas y culturales, por editoriales, investigadores, centros educativos… pero también por el público general para cualquier uso, incluido el comercial.»
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bne.es/es/AreaPrensa/noticias2

The government of 🇪🇸 is pushing a six-month-long — because, . Contradictio in terminis. It reminds me of the constant “state of high alarm” under which I lived all my years in the UK and in Japan, a state announced obsessively in the underground, both in London and in Tokyo.
Now that we have smart contracts, we need : legislation that is passed with programmable checks attached that are objectively evaluated to alter or revoke those laws. eg, a state of emergency ends after one month, or as soon as certain predetermined thresholds are met — whichever happens first.

Here [subscriber edition], encourages honest to be brave to stand their ground against the mob of the “elect” (generally well-intentioned caught up in the new religion of ), to politely express disagreement, and to resist the urge to try to reason with them (it's futile) and instead let the petty scandal of the day dissolve by itself.

Listening to the conversation, I was thinking I should extend that pessimistic, if also liberating, piece of advice to my own country () and to other topics beside (, , ), and try to apply it myself — if nothing else, for my own sanity.

samharris.org/podcasts/217-new

What pisses me off the most about is that, being so learned and having travelled so much, he has made a career out of stressing the uniqueness of mediocrity, ignorance and backwardness in . As if we were really unique for the worse. Or for the better. The more I travel and read, the more I despise that , and the more I recognise shared human experience. There are corruption, bigotry, embarrassing or absurd customs, and missed opportunities in every society.

🇪🇸 is by far the first country in the world in relative number of actual deceased organ donors.
Source: irodat.org/?p=database

“While disgust at has played a role, the political strains of today [in ] owe more to the slump and the emergence of rival in the form of nationalism, (with its mixture of Leninism and Peronism) and .”

economist.com/books-and-arts/2

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