Saturday, May 26, 2012

Oxfam offers free book — Be Outraged

Free download at Oxfam (72 pages)
Be Outraged: There are alternatives
(h/t Clonal in the comments

"There are alternatives" is an obvious reference to Margaret Thatcher's "There is no alterative" (to neoliberalism) aka TINA.
An international group of economists and social scientists argue in this book that austerity is bad economics, bad arithmetic, and ignores the lessons of history. They are outraged at the narrow range of austerity policies which are bringing so many people around the world to their knees, especially in Europe. ‘Be Outraged’ argues that austerity measures and cutbacks are reducing growth and worsening poverty and that there are alternatives – for Britain, Europe and all countries that currently imagine that government cutbacks are the only way out of debt.
  • Richard Jolly – Research Associate, Institute of Development Studies at University of Sussex Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Florence
  • Diane Elson, Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Essex
  • Carlos Fortin, Research Associate, Institute of Development Studies at University of Sussex
  • Stephany Griffith-Jones, Professor, Financial Market Director, Initiative For Policy Dialogue, Columbia University
  • Gerry Helleiner, Professor Emeritus, Department o Economics, University of Toronto
  • Rolph van der Hoeven, Professor, Employment and Development Economics, ISS, Erasmus University
  • Raphie Kaplinsky, Professor of International Development, Open University, UK
  • Richard Morgan, UNICEF (in personal capacity) Isabel Ortiz, UNICEF (in personal capacity)
  • Ruth Pearson, Emeritus Professor of International Development, University of Leeds
  • Frances Stewart, Professor, Department of International Development, University of Oxford
Review here by Duncan Green, the Head of Research for Oxfam GB, who blogs at "From Poverty to Power" on Oxfamblogs.

1 comment:

Clonal said...


You might also like Duncan Green's book "Poverty to Power"

Presentations on the book

Talks by Duncan Green on the book