AbstractThe main aim of this article consists in depicting the existing connections among crisis, poverty and inequality. During the last months of 2019, indeed several weeks before the COVID19 pandemic explosion, the probability of a new capitalist crisis – to some extent, not so different than the 2008 one – seemed to be dramatically high. The overproduction problems profoundly characterized the years after the 2008 breakdown, deepening also the economic and social differences between classes and social groups. The so called hollowing out of the middle class – that involved, probably for the first time, a huge part of the developed countries – was one of the clearest outcomes of this crisis action. In this paper we demonstrate that, anyway, common inequality and poverty indicators have not been sufficiently capable to catch the magnitude of these recent trends. To this aim, we propose some solutions useful to portray a more real and clear view of the actual global economy in terms of poverty, income polarization and inequalities.
Capital crisis; Poverty; Inequality.
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