Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Roma Employment Figures

In 1982 there were 23,000 Gypsy musicians
in the 'Democratic Republic of Hungary'.
Almost all of them played in restaurants,
where diners paid a surcharge of 20%
to pay for their cheerful services.
By 1999, in the new 'Hungary'
there were only 60.

1 comment:

Jindra K. Hrdlička said...

Easy to explain.
Under the communist regime it was against the law not to work. The state provided employment.
With "new" Hungry" came social assistance.