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La preocupación por la desigualdad social fue ajena al “Consenso de Washington” como lo es para la economía neoclásica. En este terreno las posiciones oscilan entre quienes, siguiendo a Kuznets, afirman la inevitabilidad del crecimiento de la desigualdad en las etapas iniciales del crecimiento económico, hasta que en cierto momento la propia dinámica de éste revierte la tendencia y la desigualdad se reduce, y quienes, de acuerdo con Kaldor, consideran que la desigualdad es positiva para el crecimiento por la mayor propensión al ahorro de los grupos de mayor ingreso, que se traduce en tasas altas de inversión que, en determinado momento, comenzarán a derramar sus beneficios al conjunto de los actores reduciéndose, en consecuencia, la desigualdad.

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The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein - A Summary

Naomi Klein is one of the leading thinkers in the anti-capitalist movement and this book is one of the most important historical narratives of this century. 695 more words

Social Theory (A2)

Neoliberalism and Austerity. Simon Wren-Lewis. 

I like to treat neoliberalism not as some kind of coherent political philosophy, but more as a set of interconnected ideas that have become commonplace in much of our discourse. 456 more words


Must See Viewing: HyperNormalisation by Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis forged his reputation as a compelling and talented documentary producer years ago, and the British filmmaker has enhanced that status with his latest release, “ 94 more words

World Politics

The Invisible Wage Class

We are invisible as they do not take notice of us.

They ignore their privilege and are forgiven:

[T]o the privileged, privilege is invisible. That’s not just a matter of personal cluelessness, or of personal isolation from the less privileged, though these can of course be involved.

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Neo-liberal Hindutva: Era of Indian McCarthyism

“Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.”

– Jean Paul Sartre, (on the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in 1953.)

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Noam Chomsky on the Perils of Market-Driven Education

In posting this interview with Noam Chomsky as a possible weekend read I’m underlining my steadfast belief that the defence of youth work is rooted deeply in the wider struggle to renew  critical and democratic forms of education. 221 more words

Politics And Current Affairs