Austerity Around The Globe

Austerity Around The Globe

During the past five years, countries around the globe have struggled to recover from severe recessions while managing their debts. We explore the backlash against austerity around the world

During the past five years, countries around the globe have struggled to recover from severe recessions while managing their debts. The United States, Great Britain and the European Union chose austerity, slashing spending and reducing services. But recent elections in Italy and elsewhere suggest voters are tired of scrimping and want to focus on recovery. We explore the backlash against austerity around the world.

Guests

Ryan Avent

Economics Correspondent, The Economist

Matthew O'Brien

Associate Editor, The Atlantic

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