Tag Archive: the myth of austerity

Jul 05

More sightings of the word “austerity” in headlines (it exists almost nowhere else)

The word “austerity” means cuts in government payroll, welfare or other spending. Many opinion writers–and even a few “journalists”–write that there is “austerity” going on in various places. Rarely do they point to any specific events. Here is a recent example. A Huffington Post writer named Dean Baker claims in a headline that “Bill Gates …

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