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Luis Pablo de la Horra

Bachelor's degree in English Studies, MSc in Finance and Master of Research in Business Economics

  • E-mail luispablodelahorra@yahoo.es
  • Institution University of Valladolid (Spain)
  • PhD Candidate in Economics

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Luis Pablo holds a MSc in Finance from Vlerick Business School and a Master of Research in Business Economics from the University of Salamanca. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at the University of Valladolid. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary theory, economic history, and finance. He has been published by several online media outlets, including the Foundation for Economic Education, The Intellectual Takeout and The American Conservative, among others.

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Vox: Rise of the Far Right in Spain?

When Vox, Spain’s right-wing populist party, gathered 10,000 people in a rally in Madrid last October, it made the headlines in every national newspaper. After all, the far right had been irrelevant in the Spanish political landscape since 1980. How was it possible that an extra-parliamentary, far-right force possessed such convening power?

Why I don't vote

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines democracy as “a method of group decision making characterized by a kind of equality among the participants.” In effect, democracy can be a useful mechanism for making collective decisions. For instance, an association representing the homeowners of a residential community can make the decision of renovating the pavement of a street after obtaining the explicit consent of a majority of them.

Spain's business sector has done its homework over the last decade

One of the factors that triggered the financial and economic crisis in Spain was the excessive accumulation of debt in the private sector (both households and corporates). Between 2000 and 2007, the debt to GDP ratio moved from around 0.88 to 1.67, an astonishing increase taking into account that, in the same period, nominal GDP was growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.6 percent (i.e., the rate of growth of private debt was substantially higher than that of nominal GDP).

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