Original scientific paper
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This article provides a critique of neo-liberal, supply-side austerity policies as they unfold asymmetrically in the EU/Euro-zone and beyond. The main argument advanced is that, contrary to claims by the European Commission and Germany’s elite, growth and austerity are incompatible policy magnitudes. The Euro-zone constitutes the worst form of Gold Standard from which countries cannot escape and advance the imperative of domestic growth as external devaluation and import-substitution are no-options. The article shows neo-liberal austerity is currently being implemented via authoritarian forms of governance from above while cultivating racist and xenophobic movements from below.
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