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FREE PRIVATE CITIES – THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE

Imagine a system in which a private company, as a government service provider, offers you the protection of life, liberty, and property. This service includes internal and external security, a legal and regulatory framework and independent dispute resolution. For these services, you pay a contractually fixed fee per year. The state service provider as operator of the community can not unilaterally change this "citizens contract" with you later. As a "contract citizen", you have a legal claim to compliance and a claim for damages in the event of failures.

Trump’s War on Democratic Norms

“Democracies do not die on specific dates or when specific laws are passed in congress. Democracies die in a more subtle manner. They die gradually; not when certain politicians are elected, but when certain ideas permeate the public discourse of an entire country.”

Manifest of the United Resistance

Maduro's dictatorship has exhausted the democratic paths to resolve the crisis in Venezuela. The opposition has also exhausted the electoral and negotiation channels.

There are no Conditions for an Election in Venezuela

Last week, Venezuela experienced its latest sham election. This time is an “election” to renew the country’s national assembly, which is the only institution controlled by the opposition, and the only institution recognized by the international community. 

The COVID-19 Crisis and the Consumer Price Index in Spain

In this week’s column, Jorge Jraissati studies the relationship between the COVID-19 crisis and the consumer price index in Spain. Jorge has been hearing anecdotes about price increases in Spain, which contradicts the macroeconomic indicators of the country.

Ni lo uno ni lo otro sino todo lo contrario.

Los venezolanos se encuentran en una situación de desespero, frustración, indefensión (inducida a veces) y de resiliencia en el sentido negativo de la palabra que se traduce en un desencanto total, falta de confianza y rechazo a sus "representantes" (tanto usurpadores como pretendidos) Por un lado, se desinfla la dinámica del Interinato que inició con un gran apoyo y expectat

Venezuela will Deepen its Implicit Dollarization in 2021

In the middle of the biggest economic collapse of any nation in modern times, Venezuela is experiencing a fundamental, and perhaps irreversible, change within its economic system. Since 2019, Venezuela has been driving full throttle towards an economic phenomenon, which I refer to as implicit dollarization.

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