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Jasm



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:09 am    Post subject: To live, United States or Spain? Reply with quote

Martin Varsavsky, founder of Jazztel and millionaire, says that Spain is better than United States to live. He was born in Argentina
Martin Varsavsky, fundador de Jazztel y millonario, dice que España es mejor que Estados Unidos para vivir. Nació en Argentina.

https://www.thelocal.es/20190718/the-reasons-why-spain-is-better-than-the-united-states-in-one-twitter-thread
https://www.elconfidencial.com/mundo/2019-07-18/por-que-madrid-le-da-mil-vueltas-a-san-francisco-segun-varsavsky_2131659/
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Art
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, JASM!

Has anyone fact-checked Varsavsky's statements for accuracy?

I could believe Spain is a better place to live, but I heard small business people around the year 2000 complain about the taxes and regulations in Spain. Then again, I hear the same complaints here in the US.
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Bob
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read the second of the two cited articles, and find myself in basic agreement with it. In terms of quality and cost of health care, educational debt, life expectancy, crime and incarceration rates, proportion of homeless individuals, etc., Spain has the clear advantage. However I can't agree with the article's assertion that the cost of living is high in Spain. Prices here in New England are considerably higher than in Asturias.

In fairness, I should point out that the article focuses primarily on Madrid and San Francisco.
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Art
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could Madrid be as expensive as San Francisco? At least for housing SF is outrageous, isn't it?
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Bob
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, according to what I have read San Francisco housing costs may be the highest in the nation.
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