Entering a Death Spiral?: Tensions Rise in Greece as Austerity Measures Backfire - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International The Austerity measures have not worked. With unemployment up to 70% in some places, the people are not happy. Many cannot afford to insure their families, and even more are living off their savings. What is the solution? Revolution:biggrin1: More loans? Could this be repeated across Europe?