While austerity makes no economic sense today, slowing entitlement spending over the long term seems clearly necessary.
But every month, the government sector—local, state, and federal agencies pinched by austerity—cuts employment.
Will the new Tory/Liberal government in England and its austerity measures affect the budget of the Old Vic?
And that is key for a president-elect who promised to challenge German orthodoxy on austerity in Europe.
In a recent poll by MRB, over 90 percent of Greeks feel that the austerity cuts are unfair to the poor.
She had expected to see a man, reserved almost to the point of austerity.
As a foil to his austerity, therefore, she would be audaciously gay in his presence.
There are continual jests about the contrast between this Ulsterman's austerity and the conviviality of Colonel Clancy.
The sternness of age and the austerity of censoriousness are now silent.
His spirit grew austere, but in his austerity there was an inexpressible joy.
mid-14c., "sternness, harshness," from Old French austerite "harshness, cruelty" (14c.) and directly from Late Latin austeritatem (nominative austeritas), from austerus (see austere). Of severe self-discipline, from 1580s; hence "severe simplicity" (1875); applied during World War II to national policies limiting non-essentials as a wartime economy.