Resisting Austerity: Don’t (Just) Show Me the Money

(Published at New Socialist Webzine on April 18, 2011.)

We hear a lot these days about the need for cuts to public spending, for saving money. The use of this rhetoric to cover massive changes in how our lives and societies are organized has a long history, but in the current “age of austerity” — ushered in by unprecedented giveaways of ordinary people’s money to rich people and powerful institutions and the Toronto G20 meeting’s commitment to make up for that by further attacks on ordinary people — mean that…

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