Category Archives: neoliberalism

Highway to Hell

There’s been a lot of books and articles written about America’s love affair with the automobile. This is not one of those. Most of us have heard the urban legend about how the car, oil and tire companies bought up … Continue reading

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Personal Responsibility

The American Dream rests on a series of myths or fantasies, some more true than others. Free enterprise, social mobility, the business mogul as a rebellious hero, work hard and get ahead, we’re all in this together as a vast … Continue reading

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Ministry of Truth

The conflict with Russia in Ukraine has exposed the increasingly desperate behavior of the US empire, where it’s rapidly restructuring the systems people look to for information about the world in order to ensure control over our dominant narratives while … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism Revealed

I’ll be mountain biking in Gooseberry this weekend so I’m going to leave you with this deconstruction of neoliberalism by Ian Welsh as your reading assignment. What Economics Gets Wrong (Almost Everything) “Economics as a discipline is nearly worthless. What … Continue reading

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Weapons of Financial Destruction

The US is waging a new kind of Cold War against Russia where the weapons are financial instead of kinetic. The corporate media won’t tell you this but the US and all its imperial member states are attempting to strangle … Continue reading

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Performative Virtue Signaling

Why has the the modern Democratic Party become incapable of governing? Perhaps it’s because the Democratic Party has become defined by a contradiction: it simultaneously promises policies that benefit its corporate donors while also solving problems created by those same … Continue reading

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Your Health is in Your Hands

I’ve come to realize that the emphasis on vaccines to the exclusion of other public health measures is a neoliberal solution to the pandemic. It is not hard to understand why the magic bullet of vaccines–to the exclusion of all … Continue reading

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What if?

I’m fascinated by Hauntology, Mark Fisher’s formulation from his superb book–Capitalist Realism, where he wonders what would have been if there were an alternative to neoliberalism. Fisher feared that we were losing our ability to conceptualize a tomorrow that was … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia

Liberal pundits wonder whether the appeal of conspiracy theories is due to the fact that the “real” stuff is constantly evolving and complicated. “As with religion, belief can be a huge comfort in the face of fear and confusion.” Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Oncoming

What we thought was the light at the end of the tunnel has turned out to be an oncoming locomotive. The new Omicron coronavirus variant has the potential to take us right back to the beginning by virtue of being … Continue reading

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