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New York Times Supports Austerity Harshness

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New York Times Supports Austerity Harshness


The NYT notoriously supports wealth, power and privilege.

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by Stephen Lendman

Austerity reflects predatory capitalist harshness. Bankers, other corporate favorites, and super-rich elites are enriched at the expense of most others. 

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Force-fed policies are destructive. Disadvantaged households are harmed most. Capital's divine right is prioritized. It profits by cutting wages and eroding social spending en route to eliminating it altogether.

Washington's fiscal cliff duplicity conceals class war. Bipartisan complicity wants America's social contract destroyed. By 2023 or sooner, it may no longer exist. 

Robbing poor Peter to pay rich Paul is policy. It's happening across Europe. The worst of times are planned. Banker rights are prioritized over popular ones. They're on the chopping block for elimination. 

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On January 1, The New York Times headlined "Used to Hardship, Latvia Accepts Austerity, and Its Pain Eases." 

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