Did you by any chance mean commiseration?
- n. The act of immiserating
- immiserate + -tion (Wiktionary)
“The last two outcomes are what Marx called "immiseration," which, in translation, is the process you're undergoing when you have cancer and no health insurance or a mortgage payment due and no paycheck coming in.”
“Forward estimates made by the World Health Organization and by experts like Kingsley Davies predict cities of twenty, forty and sixty million inhabitants, a prospect of "immiseration" for multitudes of people that staggers the imagination.”
“This new law marks an important shift in the treatment of Palestinians in the regional diaspora, insofar as their present circumstances are seen to take precedence over larger geopolitical goals such as the benefits to authoritarian regimes of the ongoing immiseration of the Palestinians.”
“In the 19th century, we saw how that leads to exploitation and immiseration of workers.”
“Rather, we should turn our attention to families who once thought they were "bettering themselves", and notice their slow immiseration.”
“Paul Krugman uses the term "pain caucus" to describe the growing chorus of well-placed and well-respected people who believe that we have to cut spending even in the face of continued economic stagnation and growing immiseration.”
“Yet, given the country’s immiseration, it’s unlikely that young protesters and their working class supporters will be appeased even by the possibility of a Turkish-style, neoliberal, Islamo-democratic system.”
“And when there is no longer any profit to be gained from their immiseration, then we will have taken that final necessary step to break the nefarious back of Prohibition, and move us slowly along into a saner, more rational world, one that would have helped Amy Winehouse and millions like her, instead of recklessly chasing her into her own grave.”
“So no immiseration as in Weimar, and no revolt of the dispossessed.”
“But to what degree is expanding black immiseration Obama's fault?”
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