austerity

UK Household Debt has Reached Unsustainable Levels

October 8, 2017

Consumer and student debt in the UK have reached unprecedented levels and are a warning that austerity could lead to a new financial crisis, explains Edward Smythe of Positive Money

Puerto Rico Can’t Rebuild Under Debt and Austerity

October 1, 2017

Puerto Rico’s recovery hinges on reversing the neoliberal policies that crippled the island before Hurricane Maria, says economist Mark Weisbrot

Puerto Rico’s Recovery is a Battle Against Austerity

September 30, 2017

As the Trump administration touts its relief effort in Puerto Rico as a ‘good news story’ and threatens more austerity, writer Ed Morales argues the island’s devastation is a wake-up call against neoliberal excess

United Kingdom

August 2, 2017
TRNN’s Mohamed Elmaazi speaks with attendees of the University of London’s panel discussion on the “Grenfell Tower Fire: The Avoidable Tragedy,” examining the political, social and economic environments in which the the fire occurred

London Grenfell Inferno: Who’s to Blame?

June 30, 2017

The Grenfell Tower Block fire in London is a predictable consequence of policies that can be traced to Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, as well as those of David Cameron and Theresa May, says former financial regulator Bill Black

Trump’s Budget and Policies Will be ‘Horrific’ For Women

May 26, 2017

The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel describes the effects the Trump budget proposal will have for women. Ivanka Trump’s parental leave program will not make a dent in the damage

Brazilian President Temer Signs Constitutional Amendment Imposing 20 Years of Austerity

December 15, 2016

Rousseff was ousted to shift economic policy towards neoliberalism, and now Temer is rewarding the banks and financial investors for backing the legislative coup, says SOAS Professor Alfredo Saad-Filho

Detroit Reverend: ‘Electing a Democrat Doesn’t Mean You Are Safe’

August 23, 2016

Clinton’s Transition Team includes former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, whose legacy includes austerity and the use of emergency managers, says Reverend David Alexander Bullock

Is the IMF’s Neoliberal Base Unraveling?

August 7, 2016

Former financial regulator Bill Black discusses the significance of the criminal charges faced by IMF head Christine Lagarde and its economists preaching stimulus over austerity

Europe

July 26, 2016
Catarina Principe, co-editor of Europe in Revolt, discusses the struggle against austerity in Portugal