A permanent economic emergency

After the acute phase of the financial crisis is over (?), austerity measures sweep over European societies, threatening to put an end to welfare systems. The left is still in defence, thus is engaged in useless rearguard actions, instead of radically opposing the system. "Economisation" of all aspects of social and private life is continued but, despite that technology makes almost everything possible the possibility of social change is becoming a taboo so strong that has never been before.

See Slavoj Zizek: A Permanenet Economic Emergency New Left Review 64, July-August 2010