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austerity

Economics
a. reduced availability of luxuries and consumer goods, esp when brought about by government policy
b. (as modifier): an austerity budget

Austerity

Amish
conservative Christian group in North America noted for its simple, orderly life and nonconformist dress. [Am. Hist.: EB, I: 316]
Borromeo, Charles
archbishop; lived thriftily; gave money to poor. [Ital. Hist.: Hall, 65]
Cato, Marcus Porcius
(234–149 B.C.) Roman statesman known for conservatism; taxed luxuries. [Rom. Hist.: EB, II: 645]
Clennam, Mrs.
ascetic woman; wears only black. [Br. Lit.: Little Dorrit]
common thistle
indicates starkness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
Dotheboys Hall
Mr. Squeers’s school: no extras, no vacations. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Puritanism
16th- and 17th-century religious reform movement noted for its moral earnestness and austerity. [Br. and Am. Hist.: EB, VIII: 309]
Shakers
celibate religious sect flourishing in 19th-century U.S. [Am. Hist.: EB, IX: 105]
Spartans
residents of Greek city known for its stern dedication to militarism. [Gk. Hist.: EB, IX: 403]
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We will continue to do everything within our power to protect the most vulnerable from the UK Government's austerity measures austerity of choice, not necessity but we want to use our powers and resources to lift people out of poverty, not just continually mitigate as best we can.
Eventually, the austerity forced upon Greece by its creditors led to a left-wing government (read Plaid Cymru, Scottish National Party, Jeremy Corbyn) that said it would end austerity.
After months of grappling with creditors over Greece's crippling debt issues, Tsipras agreed to the new austerity package in a turnaround from the previous manifesto he and the Syriza party had been elected to at the beginning of the year.
Then, after all that, I suppose the manual encourages her to have an open door for all the less fortunate in the world who seek to take advantage of her generosity, maybe at the expense of elderly or disabled members of her family Yes, a good housewife has to balance the books, avoid wasting money and ensuring that her own family are taken care of first and foremost - an approach that any government should emulate in order to shorten and obviate any future necessity for austerity.
The 229-64 tally secured the majority needed for the austerity measures to be approved by the Greek Parliament, but threw up cracks in Tsipras' ruling party, prompting speculation of an imminent cabinet reshuffle.
Cyprus' economy and society are also victims of imposed austerity policies and as a result of these policies our country's economy is trapped in a vicious cycle of depression and unemployment," the letter said.
There is no "should" about it: austerity has killed the only goose which lays the golden eggs.
The Welsh singer was carrying an End Austerity Now placard and said she was proud to join an estimated 250,000 demonstrators at the rally.
In May, around 300 people held a "no austerity demo" in Liverpool city centre, at one point blockading the Queensway Tunnel.
To say that clearly the British public explicitly voted to continue austerity is not really the case.
As many economists have shown austerity is a disastrous policy during a time of recession.
AUSTERITY has ravaged council fi-nances, leaving many services with slashed budgets.