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The EU Crisis Pocket Guide

21 November 2011 by Transnational Institute

A useful pocket guide on how a crisis made in Wall Street was made worse by EU policies, how it has enriched the 1% to the detriment of the 99%, and outlining some possible solutions that prioritise people and the environment above corporate profits.

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The EU Crisis Pocket Guide

Contents

- How a private debt crisis was turned into a public debt crisis and an excuse for austerity

- The way the rich and bankers benefited while the vast majority lost out

- The devastating social consequences of austerity

- The European Union’s response to the crisis: more austerity, more privatisation, less democracy

- Ten alternatives put forward by civil society groups to put people and the environment before corporate greed

- Resources for further information

Source: TNI

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