Tuesday, May 29, 2012

No Jobs, No Money

The people in charge are determined to destroy the world.

Spanish retail sales tumbled 9.8% in April on an annual, calendar-adjusted basis, the national statistics office said Tuesday.

Almost all discussion by the Very Serious People is about how to help the people who did this, and not their victims. The solution is simple. Give people jobs. Give them money. It really isn't complicated at all.

I have some Spanish acquaintances, and it really is the case that there are no jobs and no money. It isn't as acute in the larger more prosperous places, places with tourists and the right sort of people, but everywhere else there's just nothing.