Austerity, Adjustment, and Social Genocide

Political Language & the European Debt Crisis   Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.– George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language,” 1946 Political language functions through euphemism, by employing soft-sounding or simply meaningless words to describe otherwise monstrous and […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 5

Fiscal Austerity or Social Genocide? In light of the current global economic crisis, there is a question that should be asked and discussed in regards to what our leaders are telling us is required to solve the crisis: what is fiscal austerity? We are told that “fiscal austerity” measures are required to create economic growth […]