Spainistan, from the Spanish Building Bubble to the Crisis (by Aleix Saló) – (English Subtitles)

Spainistan- Video with English subtitles (from the original “Españistán, de la Burbuja Inmobiliaria a la Crisis (por Aleix Saló)” Uploaded by aleixsalo on May 25, 2011) (1) Españistan (Spain+istan) at 0:03, 6:26 & 6:33 the author plays with the root Españ- (Spain) and the suffix -stan “place of” (perhaps from association with Afghanistan) to create a new word (or country) among the underdeveloped countries (2) Aznar at 0:40 & at 1:38 born José María Alfredo Aznar López, former Prime Minister of Spain from 1996 to 2004. Political party; People’s Party (Conservative) (3) God of the Neoliberalism at 0:48 & Yuppy God at 1:40 refer to a set of economic policies that have become widespread during the last 25 years in the USA (now elsewhere) critics will argue that you can see the effects of neo-liberalism as the rich grow richer and the poor grow poorer (4) Zapatero at 3:16 & at 5:37 born José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero – Incumbent Prime Minister of Spain since 2004 till 2012 (end of term) – Political party; Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (Labour) (5) Paco el Pocero at 3:35 born Francisco Hernando Contreras one of the richest men in Spain – made his fortune in construction & real estate. He is accused of corruption, several trials are pending. (6) Waltz Disney at 3:54 based on the urban legend that Waltz Disney body is frozen & waiting for advances on technology will bring him back to life… actually this is false, but nowadays none cares and the expression “being frozen as
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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