The cost-of-living crisis reaches breaking point

Published April 5, 2023


A Newsweek story reporting that the global cost-of-living crisis has reached a breaking point quotes Barbara Wejnert, who has studied the impact of globalization on social movements. Data from the Carnegie Endowment's Global Protest Tracker in 2022 showed the number of economic protests around the world soared compared to previous years, with the disruptions in global supply chains and economies taking workers for granted to stay competitive presenting the biggest factors in civil unrest. “Globalization is very important in why people are striking,” Wejnert said. “Workers are unhappy not because they don't have jobs, but they were not dignified jobs.”

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