I just stumbled on this great list of resources from early this year, on a blog by Alison Stenning: Some really great blogs have emerged over the past few years as people have tried to document their own, and others’, struggles with austerity. There’s an article about some of these blogs here. These are some of the most interesting […]
The Radicalism of Today’s Austerity in One Chart | Economic Policy Institute.
Brazil, afire with urban protests: More than one million join Brazil protests – Americas – Al Jazeera English.
I’m finally getting around to reading Robert Kuttner’s great article on austerity and, more specifically, risk and moral hazard. The idea that government (and individuals) must be punished in order to shock them into “living within their means” is so ingrained in our national discourse that its proponents hardly need to articulate it any longer. […]
The sheen is starting to fade from the idea of austerity, and the U.K. is explicitly admitting as much. Cassidy claims that the U.S. has served as a “control” case, with the Obama Administration pursuing a Keynesian approach to Britain’s neoliberal one. I think that’s a debatable characterization of what the U.S. federal government has […]