For the first time in years, Spanish newspapers and magazines started publishing articles titled,
– “How to Spend That Extra Bit of Money You’ve Saved?”
– “Men Prefer to Spend Their Savings on Cars, While Women Choose Travel”
– “What Is the Best Place to Go on a Beach Vacation?”
– “Why Vacations Matter”
– “Buying Luxury Products: How to Make the Right Choice”
This is a very good sign. A couple of years ago, a journalist who published this kind of an article risked having his house set on fire by enraged readers. And now people actually want to read this stuff.
Spain ‘ s economy is growing at the fastest rate since 2007 right now, consumer spending is starting to boom, and the tourism industry is doing very well.
I always knew Spain would kick the crisis ‘ s ass. Which doesnt, of course, cancel the need to face a much greater crisis of the nation-state that we all are anticipating.