Against Austerity: How we Can Fix the Crisis they Made

Against Austerity How we Can Fix the Crisis they Made Five years into capitalism s deepest crisis which has led to cuts and economic pain across the world Against Austerity addresses a puzzling aspect of the current conjuncture why are the rich still g

  • Title: Against Austerity: How we Can Fix the Crisis they Made
  • Author: Richard Seymour
  • ISBN: 9780745333281
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • Five years into capitalism s deepest crisis, which has led to cuts and economic pain across the world, Against Austerity addresses a puzzling aspect of the current conjuncture why are the rich still getting away with it Why is protest so ephemeral Why does the left appear to be marginal to political life In an analysis which challenges our understanding of capitalism, cFive years into capitalism s deepest crisis, which has led to cuts and economic pain across the world, Against Austerity addresses a puzzling aspect of the current conjuncture why are the rich still getting away with it Why is protest so ephemeral Why does the left appear to be marginal to political life In an analysis which challenges our understanding of capitalism, class and ideology, Richard Seymour shows how austerity is just one part of a wider elite plan to radically re engineer society and everyday life in the interests of profit, consumerism and speculative finance.But Against Austerity is not a gospel of despair Seymour argues that once we turn to face the headwinds of this new reality, dispensing with reassuring dogmas, we can forge new collective resistance and alternatives to the current system Following Brecht, Against Austerity argues that the good old things are over, it s time to confront the bad new ones.

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    About "Richard Seymour"

    1. Richard Seymour

      Northern Irish Marxist writer and broadcaster, activist and owner of the blog Lenin s Tomb Seymour is a former member of the Socialist Workers Party He is currently working on a PhD in sociology.

    210 thoughts on “Against Austerity: How we Can Fix the Crisis they Made”

    1. This makes a good, eclectic and well-resourced argument about the nature of austerity, the role it plays in the current crisis, the transformations taking place within the system at the moment, and three crucial factors, underpinning and playing a part of this process: ideology, state and class. The stuff on ideology was great, especially both the role social democracy has played, but also the relation ideology has to lived experience. The stuff on the state was good, and enjoyed the discussion [...]


    2. A misleadingly basic title for a concise book anything but -- draws heavily from Mirowski and Poulantas (well-contextualized here) and adequately runs through other serious treatments of neoliberalism in a way relatively approachable -- Seymour is characteristically sharp as all get-out, and this reads like him landing a right hook for a left against the ropes.


    3. Too tired to write a long/substantial review. For one of them, read here: livesrunning.wordpress/201Briefly: this is a much needed book/kick up the arse. Particularly useful is the robust analysis of the effects austerity is having on the restructuring of class - ruling and working, how austerity is as much political as economic, our relationship with ideology and the shortcomings and tasks of the Left. I'd give it 4 rather than 5 stars because after 3 great, chapters of analysis I thought the s [...]


    4. This is a short read, but incredibly dense in a good way. The author paints a bleak but important picture on how the policies of austerity have rooted themselves into the philosophy and logistical operation of the state. If economics is a new field you'll find this a perfect way to grasp these policies and most importantly what are some effective tools to counteract this thinking. I would recommend this book to others who are interested in digging deeper into our current economic and social cris [...]


    5. Very, very good. Read it before it's dated. Readers of Lenin's Tomb will love it. Seymour's sense of humor is actually included, unlike American Insurgents, The Meaning of David Cameron and The Liberal Defence of Murder.



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