The Working Class: Saskatchewan's Political Orphan

Conway, J. F.

Publisher:  Socialist Project
Date Written:  23/08/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19930

We all suffer from the absence of working class politics. We are smothered in the business-oriented, neoliberal 'consensus' instructing us to reconcile ourselves to 'the new reality' -- rollbacks in social welfare and universal publicly funded programs; huge tax cuts to business and the rich, driving up public debt and enriching finance capitalism; an end to secure employment and guaranteed benefits; surrendering our dreams of home ownership unless we are prepared to accept a lifetime of debt enslavement; a future of uncertainty and endless personal struggle to sustain ourselves and our children. Flippant commentators now tell us the proletariat has been replaced by 'the precariat', and this will define the future of this new capitalism.

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