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Fiscal Policy and Human Rights in Times of Austerity

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May, 2016

Despite abundant evidence of its negative human rights impacts, and growing consensus that it is counterproductive in economic terms as well, austerity’s onward march has continued in many countries. Nowhere is this threat more apparent than in Latin America, where fiscal austerity programs together with regressive tax regimes are threatening to undo a decade of progress in combating poverty, reducing inequality and protecting economic and social rights.

Read more: http://cesr.org/article.php?id=1838 

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