Tag Archives: neoliberalism

Zimbabwe’s Path Towards Neo-Liberalism and its Effects So Far

by Mafa Kwanisai Mafa

In mid-January Zimbabwe experienced violent protests triggered by the austerity measures that are being implemented by the government of Zimbabwe and by the recent hiking of fuel prices. The doctors downed their tools. Teachers and the rest of the civil servants stated that their paltry salaries have been eroded by inflation (by up to 400%) and they can no longer afford to go to work. The fuel price increases saw the public transport prices skyrocketing and the price of basic commodities going up beyond the reach of many.

Greece | The calamity of austerity in Greece

by Niki Best

While the troika celebrated the end of its Greek bailout programme, the Transnational Institute TNI was busy reporting on the devastating impact of its enforced austerity.

Argentina | Argentina in turmoil

by Jérôme Duval

After Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced, on 3rd September, a brutal austerity plan under IMF supervision, the people hit the streets to express their anger at rising prices and budget cuts.

USA | Market fundamentalism + water = poison

Book review of What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha (2018, One World Press), and The Great Lead Water Pipe Disaster by Werner Troesken (2006, MIT Press)

by Pete Brown, Detroit Workers’ Voice

Venezuela | Venezuela’s Maduro government imposes capitalist shock therapy

by Bill Van Auken
22 August 2018

Venezuela remained in a state of chaos Tuesday, four days after President Nicolas Maduro announced a series of economic measures, including a 95 percent currency devaluation and a conversion of the country’s old currency “the strong bolivar” to a new one, the “sovereign bolivar,” by lopping off five zeros from the new banknotes.