Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Ante las crisis de la deuda, auditorías ciudadanas

Inés Marco


The very same mechanisms that devastated the Global South along the years of the eighties and nineties are landing over the Southern Europe countries.Behind Austerity Plans – the way Europe is naming the dismantled Welfare
State – is the same ideology that used to strengthen the Structural Adjustment Plans (SAP), the blind faith on the market and the perception that the public sector is incapable of efficiently managing resources. Just like the SAP where imposed in the countries of the South to enable the privatization of public services, the management of natural resources and dropping labor costs, in Europe great market niches are released (healthcare, education, retirement pensions, …) while collateral amendments press down labor costs. In both
regions the crisis generated by the economic elites will be paid by the poorest social classes.

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