The demolition of Spain’s welfare state

The demolition of Spain’s welfare state


My little brain always had trouble with riddles. “Is it better to be nearly drowned or nearly saved?”  An age seemed to pass before I had figured out the answer to that question. 

Some day soon – assuming that newspaper predictions come true – Spain will apply for a “rescue package”. The inevitability that any such “package” or “bail-out” will have onerous conditions attached has got me thinking afresh about the riddle ...


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