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Ravi Arvind Palat, Professor of Sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton, and Visiting Senior Researcher, CIDOB

Date of publication: 05/2012

One of the striking claims of the indignados in Spain, the indignati in Italy, the aganaktismenoi in Greece, and the Occupy movements worldwide has been that there is no difference between the political elite, that both conservative and social democratic parties pursue the same policies of fiscal discipline, austerity, and the free market, that the burden of the mistakes of the rich fall on the poor. Why, they ask should the burden of loans gone sour be borne in the form of higher taxes and cuts in government expenditure by the workers made redundant and the pensioners who did not benefit from the loans? And yet these are the austerity and deficit-reducing measures pursued by both conservative and social democratic parties everywhere in the West.

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