This story is a metaphor for much of Europe’s political elite: A master’s degree from a university that had absolutely no basis in reality. All records have been lost. Shoplifting (she claims to have paid a fine of 40 €). All police records have been lost. These are the champions of law and order; but neo-liberal law and order (the rich and their enforcers can take and do what they want) is different to what most of us consider it to be.
Mitchell looks at a report by the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy concerning the challenges of achieving “good work”. Read here
The Greek people have just lived through a Depression as deep as the Great Depression and considerably longer. It is now the greatest recorded peacetime Depression. Read here
It is perhaps time to abandon the old idea according to which reduction of inequalities should be left to income tax, while the retirement schemes should content themselves with reproducing them. Read here