This and that for your Thursday reading.
- Elias Isquith interviews Mark Blyth about his book on the disastrous consequences of austerity, while Paul Krugman writes that austerity is particularly sure to cause economic destruction when combined with a push toward consumer deleveraging. And Bruce Campbell looks to Syriza as an example of how people have real political choices – even when parties try to tell them otherwise out of either corporate ideology or fear.
- CBC reports on Generation Squeeze’s study showing the need for greater social spending to support young Canadians.
- But Angella MacEwen is rightly concerned (Read more…)