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Shredded Social Safety Net: European Austerity Costing Lives

Shredded Social Safety Net: European Austerity Costing Lives | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the euro crisis wears on, the tough austerity measures implemented in ailing member states are resulting in serious health issues, a study revealed on Wednesday.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, April 5, 2013 4:06 AM

How the EU's austerity policies is leading to more suicides, mental illness and increased epidemics. Spiegel report based on scientific article in The Lancet.

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The new war in Europe? | openDemocracy

What is happening in Greece is typical of what I call a new war. Dramatic cuts in public spending weaken state capacity and further erode trust and legitimacy, providing a space for a combination of criminality and extremist politics. Such a combination is self-reproducing, since those involved profit from disorder. It is thus very difficult to end or to contain and a new type of predatory political economy that knows no formal borders comes into being.


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Willy De Backer's curator insight, March 18, 2013 3:50 PM

Excellent analysis of the European Union's crisis of democracy by Mary Kaldor in Open Democracy