Paul Mason, BBC Newsnight’s Economics Editor and author of Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed, was interviewed in the 11th May edition of the Irish Times. See below.
‘Neo-liberalism, he says, has brought five negative impacts: inequality in the developed world, the rise of personal debt in Anglo-Saxon economies, redistribution of profits from non-financial to financial sectors, growing personal and financial insecurity and what he calls the ‘relentless commoditisation of aspects of human life’.
Put more succinctly, he paints a bleak picture. “Borrow big time, negotiate your own salary, duck and dive, migrate if you have to. . . but lock your door at night. And let your hair down. They can treat you like shit at work, but they can’t tell you who to sleep with, or what time the pubs close any more.”’ READ MORE