Latvia -Critical article on the country’s profile -January 9, 2013

Latvia is often portrayed as the country where labour did not fight back, but simply emigrated politely and quietly. No general strikes, nor destruction of private property or violence, it is presented as a country where labour had the good sense to not make a fuss when faced with austerity. In a critical article it is shown how the country’s economic disaster is heralded as a ‘neo-liberal success story’.    



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