Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

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Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

Post by stilltrucking » September 18th, 2019, 8:41 pm

So pervasive has neoliberalism become that we seldom even recognise it as an ideology. We appear to accept the proposition that this utopian, millenarian faith describes a neutral force; a kind of biological law, like Darwin’s theory of evolution. But the philosophy arose as a conscious attempt to reshape human life and shift the locus of power.
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Re: Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

Post by mnaz » September 19th, 2019, 11:48 am

Some people have been calling it "Corporatism," and/or "Randian/ism." But yes, maybe those are just sub-aspects of the whole thing.

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Re: Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

Post by saw » September 29th, 2019, 10:00 am

many of my friends on the left don't want to entertain this...it's as if I've become some kind of a radical wingnut

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Re: Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

Post by stilltrucking » October 4th, 2019, 7:40 pm

I never heard of neoliberalism until I read a post by Veronica about it. aPParently it trashed the economies of more than one South American government.

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before we were naked in the garden
before fig leaves
when snakes still rode bicycles

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