austerity

 
Austerity is an assault on the poor
Austerity is an assault on the poor
No policy is as self-defeating during recessionary times as the pursuit of a budget surplus for the purpose of containing public debt —...
The West owes Zimbabwe a future
The West owes Zimbabwe a future
For Zimbabwe, this is a great time. Robert Mugabe's 37-year long rule has ended without adding to the blood and...
Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts
Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts
South Africa’s dwindling economy and recent ratings downgrades could topple the country’s already fragile public health systems, experts have...
Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist
Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist
Durban loses its last public sector oncologist today as shortages of specialists in the province continue.
Athens tears up austerity handbook
Athens tears up austerity handbook
In a dramatic start to his tenure in office Greece's new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party, has begun to unpick the...
Greece's new leader moves to form anti-austerity government
Greece's new leader moves to form anti-austerity government
Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras will move on Monday to build a stable government that can take on international lenders and reverse years of...
Greeks take risky election gamble
Greeks take risky election gamble
The Greek government this week announced that it would bring forward presidential elections. The announcement of the high-stakes gamble that will make or break its survival was made only a few hours after lenders agreed on Monday to grant...
World Bank's flawed report kicks SA's poor in the teeth
World Bank's flawed report kicks SA's poor in the teeth
When a bad idea is politically convenient, it can travel especially fast. On November 5, the World Bank released its technical report, Fiscal...
War over Europe's economic future heats up
War over Europe's economic future heats up
Greece kicked off six months of being in charge of the European Union this week by declaring that the imposition of austerity measures, spending...
Groundswell of anger over EU austerity
Groundswell of anger over EU austerity
Protesters who picketed the European Central Bank on May 31 are planning a second day of action in European cities as anger grows over austerity...
Ask a lab rat: austerity hurts
Ask a lab rat: austerity hurts
What do you think about the British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne's austerity programme? No, I am not trying to be funny. When he...
Paul Krugman goes against the grain
Paul Krugman goes against the grain
Paul Krugman has just passed one million followers on Twitter. Not bad for an academic economist; albeit one with a Nobel prize under his arm, a...

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