Luciano Gallino has been one of the very few scholars of social sciences to realize how deep the last general crisis was. In a series of remarkable books he describes the crisis as a big crisis, a double crisis, both financial and ecological, the crisis of ‘money’s civilization’. In the last period of this research work Gallino’s criticism of capitalist system has become truly radical. One of the specific issues he has increasingly focused on is the so-called job flexibility, which he sees more and more - in time of crisis - as a deceptive word to cover precariousness, the increasing precarity of life of millions of young, and not only young, workers.
Double crisis. Financial capital. Flexibility. Precariousness. Class struggle.