Economists, sociologists, political deliver the same explanation. If Spain is not in fire and blood, despite its 6 million unemployed, 26% of the workforce, thanks to the underground economy, which represent more than 20% of GDP. But also, and especially, to colchón (“mattress”) family. In other words, solidarity. Almost too weak a word to summarize helps families their loved ones in times of crisis. Rate roof or money is valuable when more than 55% of those under 25 are unemployed, when nearly 1.8 million households have all their members unemployed and one in five (one child four according to UNICEF) lives below the poverty line.


With colchón, Spain is good. While there are more and more homeless people in Madrid, but much less than in Paris. Demonstrations denouncing austerity, privatization of health or degradation of education remain in the peaceful together. The crisis is obvious that those who know Spain well.

Solidarity, it is obvious. In parks and outside schools, it is often the grandparents who care for grandchildren when school hours do not fit parents’ work. When children lose their homes, seized by the bank, they opened their home without hesitation to welcome, sometimes with spouses and children. When the trade of their

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