How did the town of Marinaleda survive the global financial crisis?

The Andalusian town of Marinaleda was once a poor farming community, until 1971 when the radical socialist Colectivo de Unidad de los Trabajadores (Workers Unity Collective) was elected. The new government revitalized the failing economy and implemented socialist economic policies. When the global financial crisis hit Spain, the town managed to have full employment all whilst the unemployment rate of the rest of Andalusia was 30% of the active population. My question is how did this small communist town in Andalusia thrive through a crisis that crippled the economies of it's neighbors? some sources:

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  • Hugo Teffer
    published this page in Ask Prof. Wolff 2017-08-08 05:50:05 -0400