Éric Toussaint: The capitalist system needs patriarchal domination

29 November 2012 by Eric Toussaint , Martin Beroš


Interviewed during the 5th Subversive forum 13.-19. May 2012. in Zagreb, Croatia

Eric Toussaint answers four questions :

  • Can you talk about political and economic relations between Center and Periphery countries in Europe today ?
  • Flexibilisation and precarisation of labor reduce workers’ options for short-term and long-term planning - employees are increasingly expected to make themselves available for working on short notice, and are rarely confident about certainty of their current job position. What other implications are entailed in this model of employment ?
  • Is it possible to hold more than one class position in society -e.g. what could we say about workers owning stocks of bonds ? How do class positions in the workplace relate to those in the household ?
  • As one measure of economic policy, you propose expropriating private banks. How might this reflect on any possible bank savings and overall economic situation of the working class ?

Produced by: SkriptaTV and KOME (Kolektiv za medijsku edukaciju - Media Education Collective)

See also :

Europe is not imploding

What’s wrong with europe ? with Samir Amin, Bernard Cassen, Francine Mestrum, Eric Toussaint.



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Eric Toussaint

is a historian and political scientist who completed his Ph.D. at the universities of Paris VIII and Liège, is the spokesperson of the CADTM International, and sits on the Scientific Council of ATTAC France.
He is the author of Bankocracy (2015); The Life and Crimes of an Exemplary Man (2014); Glance in the Rear View Mirror. Neoliberal Ideology From its Origins to the Present, Haymarket books, Chicago, 2012 (see here), etc.
See his bibliography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89ric_Toussaint
He co-authored World debt figures 2015 with Pierre Gottiniaux, Daniel Munevar and Antonio Sanabria (2015); and with Damien Millet Debt, the IMF, and the World Bank: Sixty Questions, Sixty Answers, Monthly Review Books, New York, 2010. Since the 4th April 2015 he is the scientific coordinator of the Greek Truth Commission on Public Debt.

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