Fiscal crisis in Europe or a crisis of distribution?

Onaran, Ozlem (2010) Fiscal crisis in Europe or a crisis of distribution? Discussion Paper. SOAS, London.

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Abstract

We are in a new episode of the global crisis: the struggle to distribute the costs of the crisis. The financial speculators and corporations are relabeling the crisis as a “sovereign debt crisis” and pressurizing the governments in diverse countries ranging from Greece to Britain to cut spending to avoid taxes on their profits and wealth. In Europe the crisis laid bare the historical divergences. At the root of the problem is the neoliberal model which turned the periphery of Europe into markets for the core. The EU’s current policies are still assuming that the problem is a lack of fiscal discipline and do not question the structural reasons behind the deficits. The crisis calls for a major change in policy framework within Europe. This is a crisis of distribution and a reversal of inequality at the expense of labour is the only real solution.

Item Type:Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Has also been published by the University of Massachusetts, political economy and research institute, working paper series no 226.

Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > Business School > Economics and International Development
ID Code:6930
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