How Spain Became a Squatter’s Paradise

For many, squatting is a desperate last resort. For others, it’s a lifestyle choice or political statement. Barcelona, ground zero of the phenomenon, attracts squatters from all over Europe. By Nick Corbishley and cross-posted from WOLF STREET: Since the burst of Spain’s madcap housing bubble in 2009, squatting — the unlawful occupancy of uninhabited buildings or unused… Read More How Spain Became a Squatter’s Paradise

What Happens If Most Businesses & Consumers Tighten Their Belts at the Same Time?

[Note to readers: I will be away from my desk until Sunday, so there will be no new news for the next six days. Have a lovely week] Europe may be about to find out. 128 days with my Mother-in-Law. By Nick Corbishley and cross-posted from WOLF STREET As market players cling to the hope that a… Read More What Happens If Most Businesses & Consumers Tighten Their Belts at the Same Time?