People in the strret can be short term thinkers. People In Power should have a long term thinking & vision. If they lack this than they are not leaders in my book. I agree for political & other commercial advantages some short term thinking is fact of life. I however do not accept a decade plus can be construed as short terms thinking.
The funds that Spain had obtained from EU for infrastructure etc only give a false impression to people who do not know the Spanish mentality. I dont think we now can blame Franco any more a new generation is there. They are educated, bright, ambituos & do very well outside Spain in all walks of life..
The Germans provided them with a Telephone system etc. The sad part is that the Spaniards cant even manage or maintain. The incompetance of Telefonica is well documented here & other forums.