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Tue Jun 9, 2015, 07:18 PM

I thought this was pretty good........

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/06/syriza-greece-austerity-neoliberalism-tsipras/

Explains austerity and it's supporters as well as anything.

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socialist_n_TN Jun 2015 OP
Depaysement Jun 2015 #1
socialist_n_TN Jun 2015 #2
TBF Jun 2015 #3
socialist_n_TN Jun 2015 #4

Response to socialist_n_TN (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 08:07 PM

1. In short

Default. Pull out.

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Response to Depaysement (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 09:20 PM

2. Nah. Prepare to exit the EU, BUT...........

make the Trioka KICK you out.

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Response to socialist_n_TN (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 06:36 PM

3. This about sums it up -

and I would add that this would apply historically as well

It is clear, therefore, that austerity is primarily a class policy. It constantly promotes the interests of capital against those of the workers, professionals, pensioners, unemployed, and economically vulnerable groups. In the long run, it aims at creating a model of labor with fewer rights and less social protection, with low and flexible wages, and no substantial bargaining power for wage earners.

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Response to TBF (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 07:37 PM

4. Yeah, I thought so too T......

That paragraph was a great summation. Austerity IS the ruling class policy and ONLY benefits the ruling class.

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