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Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 05:01:28 PM EST
I guess this is consistent with my choice to join the LibDems and not Labour when I was in the UK...


Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 05:10:15 PM EST
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Thats strange, when I did it, i landed up pretty much in the same place as you, (a touch down and to the left)  but when I looked at the pic it had Labour to the right of the tories, which gave me a chuckle.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 05:20:43 PM EST
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I have looked at this graph with my own results, but noticed only now: they judge the British Greens more Eurosceptic than the Tories!? Something's not alright there...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Apr 24th, 2009 at 03:48:54 AM EST
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Just like along the socioeconomic left/right axis we know there is a problem conflating laissez-faire liberalism with civil libretarianism, so it is in the European integration axis, where it is a problem to conflate political integration with race-to-the-bottom single market competition.

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 24th, 2009 at 03:53:32 AM EST
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Note: no Spanish party in the lower half on European integration. And only the PP is significantly to the economic right, even more than the nationalist ALDE/ELDR affiliates PNV and CiU.

By the way, CiU replaced their excellent sitting MEP Ignasi Guardans with an orthodox economist who is more of a Catalan nationalist, with emphasis on the nationalism. I think it is a loss. I was toying with the idea of voting for CiU to reelect Guardans, now I'll probably vote PSOE (and Guardans if going to join ZP's Ministry of Culture).

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 24th, 2009 at 04:02:30 AM EST
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Migeru:
And only the PP is significantly to the economic right
I am not really councting Ciutadans because they are marginal - they will at most get one seat. Shockingly, they have affiliated with Libertas. And to think they were alleged to be taking votes away from the Socialists when they were created...

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 24th, 2009 at 10:48:14 AM EST
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Hmm, if that compass is correct I should vote for ICV...

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 24th, 2009 at 06:06:21 AM EST
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Seems to be the only European party that I have an agreement of over 90% with. Should I know them?

Anyway, I'm probably voting Grüne, because the Linke doesn't support the Lisbon treaty. But I'm seriously considering the Piratenpartei as well, their time has come.

"If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles." Sun Tzu

by Turambar (sersguenda at hotmail com) on Fri Apr 24th, 2009 at 04:12:03 PM EST
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Initiative for Catalonia Greens
(Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds, ICV) is a political party in Catalonia, Spain. It was formed as a merger of Iniciativa per Catalunya and Els Verds. IC had been an alliance led by Partit Socialista Unificat de Catalunya and was the equivalent of Izquierda Unida in Catalonia. IC later developed into a political party, and PSUC was dissolved.


Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 24th, 2009 at 06:30:30 PM EST
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This just in from ICV's single sitting MEP:

Raül Romeva i Rueda - Els blocs de VilaWeb - MÉSVilaWebRaul Romeva i Rueda (MEP) - The blogs of VillaWeb - MEsVilaWeb

Hace unas semanas, Greenpeace denunció ante la fiscalía que una empresa gallega, Armadores Vidal, había estado recibiendo subvenciones del gobierno español (3,6 millones de euros entre 2003 y 2005) a pesar de que ésta acumula desde 1999 numerosas sanciones en varios países por pescar ilegalmente en medio mundo.

A few weeks ago, Greenpeace denounced before the public prosecutors that a Galician company, Armadores Vidal, had been receiving aid from the Spanish government (€3.6bn between 2003 and 2005) despite accumulating since 1999 numerous sanctions in various countries for illegal fishing all over the world.
La semana pasada, empezó la temporada de pesca del Atún. Los científicos nos dicen que hace ya tiempo que hemos superado los límites aceptables de pesca sostenible de esta especie en claro riesgo de desaparición.Last week, the tuna fishing season began. Scientists tell us that it's been a long time since the acceptable limits of sustainable fishing were exceeded for this species, at clear risk of disappearing.
Estos días la Ministra española de defensa se encuentra en Somalia dirigiendo el operativo de protección a la industria atunera desplegada en el Índico, frente a la piratería. Si los atuneros europeos tienen que alejarse tanto de sus casas para trabajar se debe, primero, a que los estocs más cercanos están a punto de colapsar, y segundo, porque contamos con una flota excesivamente subvencionada y claramente sobredimensionada que busca rentabilidad a costa, incluso, de acabar con el principal elemento que sustenta su actividad: los peces.These days the Spanish Minister of Defence is in Somalia directing the operations protecting the tuna industry deployed in the Indian ocean from piracy. If European tuna fishers have to go so far from their homes to work it is due, first, to the fact that the nearest stocks are close to collapsing, and second, because we have an excessively subsidised and clearly too large fleet which seeks returns at all costs, even finishing off the main element that sustains their activity: fish.


Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Apr 25th, 2009 at 07:47:56 AM EST
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