Category Archives: neoliberalism

Pattern Recognition

The American empire has not become kinder and gentler just because they are flying the rainbow or BLM flags at our embassy’s. Or because there is now a lesbian at the helm of the CIA directing drone strikes. Or because … Continue reading

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Double Truth

Neoliberalism, as a political ideology focused intently on maximizing the power of “capital,” deploys a double truth to cover its inherent contradictions: 1) that an ideology dedicated to liberal values has to continuously resort to illiberal practices; 2) that an … Continue reading

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Debt as a Weapon

Michael Hudson has a new post up discussing the future of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Here’s taste: “Since Roman times, creditors have forced debtors who could not repay to forfeit their assets through foreclosure or forced sale. … Continue reading

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Hudsonism

I’m pretty sure that a lot of leftist’s have not realized that Marxism, as a way in which to critique industrial capitalism, has been made largely irrelevant by neoliberalism. Moreover, by insisting that the “market” is the most advanced information … Continue reading

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Buying Immortality

I’ve come to realize that philanthropy, at least for the feral elite, is more about public relations and ultimately buying immortality than about doing good for other people. That’s certainly my takeaway from reading Empire of Pain–The Secret History of … Continue reading

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The Medical/Industrial/Complex

Back when President Obama was proposing health care reform I, naively, thought that the way to overhaul health care was to ask why Americans were so unhealthy to begin with and that question would inevitably lead back to our industrial … Continue reading

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The political/economy of evil

I have stated it before and will go on saying it–evil is easy, while good is incredibly difficult. Nowhere are these truths more obvious than in the way in which neoliberalism has hollowed out our republican method of governance. Just … Continue reading

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Build Back Better

We’ve been instructed for 40 odd years that there’s no alternative to neoliberalism when it comes to how we organize our economy, but the attempt by the Biden administration to enact an infrastructure spending program looks to challenge this sentiment. … Continue reading

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Oh, So Super

Have you wondered why US foreign policy never seems to change irrespective of which candidate or party resides in the White House? Or why it seems that the route to riches in America is through looting? Or why it seems … Continue reading

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On a path towards radicalization

I’ve always been fascinated by understanding how our world really works. Not the bedtime stories told by our parents, teachers and corporate media talking-heads but the real events that shape our world. It’s why I try to read everything I … Continue reading

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