The economic stimulus which followed the 2007-08 global financial crisis have been succeeded by what we now call “austerity” measures – characterized by a renewed assault on public spending and further restructuring of social and labour market policies.
Claiming no viable alternatives exist, neoliberal politicians are selling austerity to the public as a virtuous necessity in the face of government deficits. With insights and inspirational stories of resistance from a range of scholars, as well as labour organizers and activists, Orchestrating Austerity tries to determine if there is something new in this era of austerity or if it is a continuation and intensification of earlier forms of neoliberalism.
Thursday, January 29th | 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario
Refreshments and cash bar available.
The editors and various authors will speak briefly, followed by