There is a surplus of housing in Spain

Dear Xandri:.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
23 May 2023 Tuesday 17:01
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There is a surplus of housing in Spain

Dear Xandri:

You've been living in Bresca for four years now (ten inhabitants with your dog, Gisca) after fifty in Barcelona's Eixample. When we learned that you had left, our friends, who tend to forgive offenses before successes, cursed that you were making your way to Andorra, like so many fugitives... And you got lost in Pallars.

I apologize: today you already bottled your first vin nature and you have chickens, vegetable garden and fresh salad every day (not the tomato poo from my supermarket). And partner, Marta, charming and indomitable defender of the territory at the head of her bookstore in Tremp.

That's why I reminded you by looking at the fish auction of each campaign in which the sardine - in this one, it's housing - is sold to us in exchange for votes.

Rents and subsidized mortgages are advertised (in the past jobs were promised; today it is money directly) in prime areas of large capitals, when the most serious thing would be to think less about the weekend polls and more about the country of the next decade. And this would require addressing the lack of housing in the large metropolises and the lack of inhabitants where there is an excess of housing: in empty Spain.

You tell me that you are happy: that you already have more friends in the towns than in Barcelona and that at home you don't miss anything that you would have in the metropolis: you sleep without noise or smoke; you pay less for electricity, water and wifi. And you know every shopkeeper; Amazon is far from you there.

They bus your children for free to the local school, where there are few; and the teacher is there to educate them and the doctors also know you: for serious things there are ambulances to the city.

This is why you point out that, instead of marketing with housing, companies should be encouraged to settle in the empty counties to achieve a Mittelstandt, like the German one, of medium-sized companies and small in towns of all sizes: with quality employment and not concentrated in a large Madrid or Barcelona. This is being a federal country.

By distributing wealth and activity in this way, in a balanced way, the population and housing would also be distributed. And maybe we would have more children and better schools, because they are already badly needed. And–mind–everywhere.