Does anyone know a place online to order such a gigantic poster? Or, do you know where I could find a very high-res #map of the world that I can chop, print, and stick on the wall piece by piece?
Also, Political Watch applies the Ad Fontes Media methodology to the Spanish landscape and comes up with this report about #bias:
Interactive version here:
My own country 🇪🇸 #Spain ranks no. 21 in BLI:
Pregunta sincera: si eres de los que llaman a #Vox «ultraderecha» o «derecha radical», pero no consideras que #UnidasPodemos sea «ultraizquierda» ni «izquierda radical», ¿qué criterio sigues para hacer esa distinción? ¿Qué más tendría que proponer #Podemos para que los considerases «ultras», o cuál es el aspecto concreto de Vox que en tu opinión los convierte en «ultras»?
eg, in 🇪🇸 #Spain:
Antonio Escohotado, one of my dearest intellectual heroes, died today 😢
He was a true erudite, a polymath, and a free soul.
He devoured the classics, opposed dictator Franco, was the fiercest of Communists, pioneered the hippy revolution in #Ibiza, travelled the world, studied and experimented with most drugs known to mankind, changed his views, lectured #philosophy, taught himself a few languages, became the most articulate #liberal, wrote the definitive tomes on a variety of scientific subjects, changed his views again, and shared it all along the way.
What I admire the most, though, is that he read everything under the sun. Primary sources, secondary sources, biographies, commentary. And he seemed to remember it all. #Escohotado set out to deeply understand something — be it #theGreeks, #drugs, #economics, #ChaosTheory — and damned studied every single relevant page there is about the subject, tirelessly, for years, until he emerged with the most robust of opinions about the topic, and a comprehensive view in the form of a new #book.
I am very inspired by him to always freaking read the classics, and the sources.
And I have always lamented that his fame in the English-speaking world wasn’t commensurate with his many merits.
His last months were the chronicle of a death foretold: he chose to leave, and did so in his own terms, with dignity, in his beloved Ibiza.
I went to see him at public events here in #Madrid a couple of times. He was a giant, some unfortunate views or quotations notwithstanding.
I miss him already.
There’s a huge imbalance in #workdeaths, yes. In my country (🇪🇸 #Spain), last year there were 751 work-related deaths, of which 696 were men (source: last available official report by Ministerio de Trabajo y Economía Social).
🔬 Some notable exceptions to that global trend:
In the 🇺🇸 #USA, the influence of income has vanished, and support depends solely (and strongly!) on education (highly educated ↔ leftist).
🇵🇹 #Portugal hasn’t changed like the other countries: there the Right is still supported mostly by educated (and rich) voters. (NB: in the 50’s and 60’s, Portugal was a dictatorship).
🇮🇹 #Italy is the rare case where leftist parties ended up being the parties of the richest segment of the population. I wouldn’t read too much into this, though, as the political landscape there during the last decade or two has been a populist mess.
🇪🇸 #Spain is the country where education and income tell you the least about political preferences! There’s still the secular correlation “high income ↔ right wing”, but it’s very weak today. (NB: in the 50’s and 60’s, Spain was also a dictatorship).
Gradually I came to realise that characterisation is problematic for three reasons:
I now think that the ratio personal freedom vs economic freedom better categorises Left vs. Right (cf #NolanChart). I like to think of those two dimensions as “#freedom 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).
At long last, common sense and decency prevail in #Spain 🇪🇸
Technologist, Spaniard, male, 42
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