After Capitalism
umair haque

When you talk about Canadian and Western European societies prospering, you should emphasize that this is true even in times of deep economic crisis.

What most Americans see on a regular basis is economic and social turmoil in some European countries. The part of the story they miss is that those countries still have a relatively high quality of life even during economic downturns. Safety, health care, education, housing, workers rights, consumer protection, public transport and other services, they continue to function on a level unimaginable for an average unemployed American.

What makes austerity such a divisive topic is that its an attempt to shift the balanced formula of socialism/capitalism towards US style capitalism at the expense of the weakest.

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