International Tourists Don’t Know What ‘Recession’ Means

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But they do know what Magnolia Bakery is. "We’re seeing not only more Italians and French, but, specifically, younger Italians and French," Georgette Blau, founder of the Sex and the City tours, tells the Times. "Whenever we ask people in the international crowd, they don’t really know what the recession is. So we say, 'We’re not going to tell you, just keep spending.'" [NYT]