Posts Tagged: austerity
The World Bank is still pretending that deregulating markets and corporations, rather than supporting ordinary people, is the way out of this crisis.
Hungary’s authoritarianism, Portugal’s generosity, Italy’s call for solidarity, Germany’s tightfistedness: European responses to the crisis are all over the map.
Austerity and an anti-immigrant blockade left Italy with an older population and underfunded health care. Could the same happen here?
Ecuador was only the latest indicator of what’s possible when indigenous movements exercise their power. It also showed what’s at stake.
As hard Brexiteer Boris Johnson takes over, Labour is finally coming down on the side of Remain. Will it be too late?
The old days of campaigning on left social democracy and ruling with careful centrism are over.
With the hard right running left and the center-left abdicating, Euroskeptics could accelerate a continent-wide crisis.
Campaigns challenging the country’s environmentally destructive, low-wage economic model are gaining ground, despite political insecurity.
Again, the success of right-wing parties reflects less the rise of the right than the collapse of the center.
Skyrocketing debt, Wall Street deregulation, a fraying social safety net, and a diminished dollar could soon leave the United States looking like Greece.