opinion and analysis

AS I SEE IT

Caught in an inflationary whirlpool

Argentina seems likely to remain hooked on inflation for years to come, an outlook that will not worry overmuch the many politicians who are far more interested in their own wellbeing than in that of their compatriots.

Saturday 20 April, 2019

AS I SEE IT

You can only progress so far

In the scientific world, progress will continue to be made, which is not necessarily a good thing, but elsewhere it has stalled.

Saturday 6 April, 2019

ELECTIONS 2019: CAMPAIGN WATCH

Why Mauricio Macri could win the election

Opinion polls show the president conserving positive ratings of over 30 percent, in the midst of these gloomy months, and that indicates that there is an electorate out there which evidently does not vote just with their pockets.

Saturday 6 April, 2019

AS I SEE IT

Death comes to Christchurch

Political movements explicitly opposed to ‘Islamisation’ are thriving in Germany, Holland and France, Italy and Austria, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and even Sweden.

Saturday 23 March, 2019

AS I SEE IT

Maybe people really are different

The notion that any difference in outcomes is due to some social evil that must be stamped out has greatly influenced the recent development of Western educational systems.

Saturday 9 March, 2019

STORNELLI-GATE

On covering journalists

The recent explosion of the extortion case against Marcelo D’Alessio has exposed a rift between different actors that respond to various sectors including judges, prosecutors, lawyers, members of domestic and foreign intelligence agencies, politicians, and, yes, journalists.

Saturday 2 March, 2019

Op-Ed