|27 January 2014|
|Catalan Academics Press Separatist Drive|
|Mass media - News Sala i Martín|
The Wall Street Journal
BARCELONA—In the sulfurous debate over the future of Spain's wealthy Catalonia region, Xavier Sala-i-Martin is the most notable and quotable member of a self-styled truth squad of proindependence Catalan economists.
When the head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain warned in October that talk of a breakup was making foreign investors skittish, Mr. Sala-i-Martin retorted on Catalan radio that Spain was a "midget market" and globalized Catalonia would thrive on its own [...]