Ramón Tamames, is he also an investigative journalist?: he founded El País and was on Antena 3 and Cope

While this Tuesday the politician Ramon Tamames89 years old, is running as a candidate for the vote of no confidence of the extreme right, boomers and young people do not remember the many professional profiles of someone who was one of the most recognized economic and communist theorists in our country. In addition, as an economist, historian and former leader of the PCE, he was also a journalist for those who practiced research, just as he did in the rest of the subjects in which he was an expert.

Tamames always provided detailed information on all kinds of controversial and dangerous characters, and some of the methods used by them, as published in The Digital Closure journalist Juan Luis Galiacho.

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Ramón Tamames has always been a respected and admired economist for his knowledge of the Spanish economy and his research and international dissemination work, which can be recognized in works that are required reading in many economic, political and journalism faculties, such as international economic structure, Introduction to international economics, Economic structure of Spain o Dictionary of economics and finance.

In addition to having worked as a professor in the Economics and Business Sciences and Information Sciences degrees, it is his abundant bibliography and the depth with which he dealt with the topics that is a precursor of an investigative journalism that was not possible to carry out in Spain. during the Franco regime, except in matters relating to events and crimes. Thus, Tamames wrote novels, but also about history, economics, philosophy and politics.

Research in each writing and in each work

Through these writings, the candidate for President of the Government was a pioneer in quality and investigative journalism based on the formula of adjustment, precision and clarity, and incorporated a specific term; protectionism, with which he pointed out “the voracity of some to achieve their own interests at the expense of the development of others”.

Since the dictatorship of Franco He defended from his political position the right to information of readers, radio listeners or viewers. Rigor and research can be seen in texts on Francoism, the Spanish Falange or Opus Dei, linking the regime with the Falangist party and the power of the Work with the regime, and evidencing its influence through specific names that occupied large seats in the dictatorship government. The professor defines the Franco government of 1969 as “the monocolor government”, because of the eighteen ministers, eleven belonged to Opus Dei.

in his books The fight against monopolies (1961) y Monopolies in Spain (1967) The centers of gravity of the Spanish economy (1968), The Republic. Franco’s era (1974), Where are you going, Spain? (1976), The financial oligarchy in Spain (1977), An idea of ​​Spain, yesterday, today and tomorrow (1985), The Reconquest of paradise beyond utopia (1993), his ability to investigate and avoid “looking at reality in the style of Egyptian paintings, without perspective” is recognized, which according to him can only lead “to falsification, hypocrisy, debasement and the prevalence of generalized nonsense about good sense”, according to what the professor said on some occasion.

Present in the media

His research on any subject was disseminated through his interventions on the now-defunct Antena 3 radio station in 1984, or in his subsequent work as a talk show host on the Cope network or in the journalistic columns published in various newspapers. In addition, Tamames was one of the founders of the newspaper The country.

Today he still writes articles for different electronic newspapers, the agency Fax Press or the newspaper The world. She participated in the gathering of the radio space protagonists (who ran louis del olmo in the disappeared radio chain Radio point), and remember their participation in the program The morningwho directed the ill-fated Anthony Herrero in the COPE chain.