Dingo the Dissident

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

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.