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Susan George on austerity and how to win the class war

Susan George is the president of the board of the Amsterdam-based Transnational Institute, on the advisory board of Corporate Europe Observatory, and is the honorary president of ATTAC (Association for the Taxation of financial Transactions and Aid to Citizens).

The Guardian has posted a two-minute video of an interview with her and notes, “Political scientist and veteran global justice activist Susan George talks about her new book, How to Win the Class War, a satire on the wealthiest 1%. She discusses how austerity policies in Europe mirror the structural adjustment programmes adopted by developing countries in the 1970s and 1980s, and argues that satire and black humour have more chance of engaging people in debates about complex economic issues.”

She says that austerity is socialized losses and privatized profits.

For more information on her new book, please see here.