Archive for February 24th, 2009
Posted by John, February 24th, 2009 - under ALP, Australian Council of Trade Unions, Australian politics, Big business, Capitalism, Creative destruction, Democracy, Economics, Fighting back, France, Keynesianism, Marxism, Nationalisation, Neoliberalism, Socialism, unemployment.
Australia is not immune from the economic crisis. Class struggle in response to the ferment can break out here too.
We have the same class divisions as other countries. Our bourgeoisie and Governments will attempt to shift the burden of the crisis onto workers. That of course is already happening with wage freezes, reduced hours and sackings, and stimulus packages aimed at bolstering profits, and promoting attacks on wages.
Oh dear! Just as I start to think that maybe my ramblings are getting a wider audience, (and I mention that on this site), along come the most recent readership figures. Maybe karma does exist after all. What can I say? Read, read, read? Or maybe ‘bag me out’.