The Big Question: Has Austerity Gone Too Far?

by Giancarlo Corsetti, Voxeu Is austerity self-defeating? Is it keeping Europeans underemployed for years and destroying the very growth needed to pay off the debt? Or is it steering nations clear of Greek-like tragedies? So starts a new debate on Vox on austerity, introduced in this column. Fiscal tightening is the watchword all across Europe. …