Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/09/02

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Subject: [Leica] Pain in Spain
From: frank.dernie at (FRANK DERNIE)
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2013 16:55:33 +0100 (BST)
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Things are indeed this bad in Spain, not hugely better in France and -much- 
worse in Greece.

> From: "lrzeitlin at" <lrzeitlin at>
>To: lug at 
>Sent: Monday, 2 September 2013, 15:11
>Subject: [Leica] Pain in Spain
>Lluis, and any other Luggers in Spain,
>Last night's economic news on TV revealed that the national unemployment 
>rate in Spain was over 25% and the unemployment rate of recent college 
>graduates was over 60%. These are astounding figures. I was a child during 
>the US depression when the unemployment rate hovered at 25% and things were 
>pretty bad. The TV program interviewed a number of recent college graduates 
>and many had chosen to emigrate to portions of the world where they could 
>use their newly learned skills. Many were headed to Latin America.
>My question for those on the scene is: Are things really as bad as they are 
>described? Is it hype to make Americans less disturbed by the shortage of 
>jobs here despite strong signs of economic recovery? The reason I'm 
>directing this question to Lluis is that, in his excellent photographs, I 
>see a lot of people wandering the streets of Barcelona apparently without 
>anything to do.
>Larry Z
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

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