Vidéo - Europe in Peril: Debts and Social Cuts.

21 June 2011 by Eric Toussaint

Economists Demand Independent Audit / Great Britain: Mass Protests Against Social Cuts And Tax Dodgers

In order to assess the legitemacy of the Greek Debt economists, politicians, intellectuals and activists around the world are demanding an independent debt audit like the one in Ecuador. At the same time half a million people protested in March against the austerity measures of the British government. These measures represent the deepest cuts in Great Britain since World War II. The protests ignited when the government anounced to lay off 300.000 civil servants while at the same time reducing corporate taxes. Some companies like Vodafone pay only minimal or no taxes at all in Great Britain.

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:
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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