Yes a typo. I was reading Will Hutton in the Guardian last week, a man I have a great respect for, that is what he says, the cuts here are much deeper than in the places I've named. And less necessary.
I'll take the "less necessary", but can't take the other bit. Some examples. Dole in Greece has been slashed. Two years ago, it was 540 euros a month, last year, it was 360 euros a month. This year, I don't know because I got out while I could. Earlier this year, I saw one of my old bosses and he admitted that he was seriously worried about his, and his family's future, as parents can no longer afford to send their children to language schools. He said that if he could leave he'd go - family commitments make it difficult for him, plus his qualifications probably wouldn't be accepted here. My other boss's husband is on a pension and that's been almost halved over the last couple of years. Taxes have increased, too. A new annual property tax (318euros pa. on my house) was introduced two years ago. They also hit us with the so-called "Solidarity Tax" ( a one-off grab of about 250 euros, but I can't remember the figures exactly). They just closed down ERT completely (ERT is the Greek equivalent of the BBC) and laid off all the staff. (They are going to reopen it soon, and it was bloated beyond belief, but it's still a lot of families without a job) Austerity? In comparison, we've never had it so good!