On the World Economic Crisis

Eric Toussaint interviewed by Dan La Botz

20 July by Eric Toussaint , Dan La Botz


The Covid-19 pandemic and the worldwide lockdown have triggered a depression as great as that of the 1930s. The causes of this crisis, the character of government policies, and the programs put forward by working class groups are of concern to all of us. So, to look into these questions, we spoke with Eric Toussaint, a leading analyst of these matters.

Eric Toussaint is a historian and political scientist who completed his Ph.D. at the universities of Paris VIII and Liège. He is the spokesperson of CADTM International, and sits on the Scientific Council of ATTAC France.

CADTM is the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt, an international network of activists and local committees from across Europe and Latin America, Africa and Asia, founded in Belgium on March 15, 1990. CADTM campaigns for the cancellation of “illegitimate, illegal, odious, and unsustainable” debt in developing countries and for “the creation of a world respectful of people’s fundamental rights, needs and liberties.”

ATTAC is the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Aid to Citizens) founded in France in December 1998 and one of the leading organizations of the anti-globalization movement.

The interview was conducted on May 26, 2020, by Dan La Botz, a co-editor of New Politics.




Source: New Politics

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 Debt System (Haymarket books, Chicago, 2019), 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. He was the scientific coordinator of the Greek Truth Commission on Public Debt from April 2015 to November 2015.

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Dan La Botz

is a Brooklyn-based teacher, writer and activist. He is a co-editor of New Politics

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