The global financial crisis, working people and sustainable development

Paliani Chinwugo, John Blewitt

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Although they had nothing to do with the actual causes of the 2008 Global
Financial crisis, it is ordinary workers and their families who have arguably suffered the most from its effects. While governments and international agencies seem most concerned to protect the returns to Capital in the name of financial austerity and economic good sense, little has been done to protect the well-being of working people or the global environment. Both trade unionists and environmentalists oppose the destruction wrought by neoliberal market economics; the challenge is for them to work more closely together in the future to promote truly sustainable development.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol (UK)
PublisherSchumacher Institute
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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NameSchumacher Institute Challenge Paper
PublisherSchumacher Institute

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