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Return of Social Inequality

The agendas of the transnational institutions with a mandate to steer the global economy may focus on combating poverty, but in the neoclassical policies that lie behind them the increasingly vocal message is that the poor masses mainly have themselves to blame for their plight. Deprivation and subordination have not yet been transformed into a policy of systematic exclusion. But the idea seems to have been revived that it is not poverty itself but the impoverished human material that suffers from it that represent an unacceptable burden for the better-off of the world.

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