Tag Archives: Margaret Thatcher

5 feet high and rising

  Much of the Sturm und Drang over President Trump has got to do with the ongoing crisis in the legitimacy of the neoliberal dispensation. Let’s face it, our elite have made a hash of things and they can’t seem to cope … Continue reading

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We Live in a Political World

  Why hasn’t a left-wing populist party arisen in the US in the wake of the Wall Street crash and bail-out by the government? Why have labor unions, environmentalists, racial and ethnic minorities not created an alternative to the fully … Continue reading

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The ideology that failed

  Neoliberalism is a failed ideology that has immiserated millions of ordinary citizens. Like communism, neoliberalism benefits a small cohort of elites at the expense of everyone else. Under communism, the vanguard of the proletariat, i.e. members of the Communist … Continue reading

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Ruling Ideologies

  Since the end of the Cold War in 1989, the United States has been operating under the auspices of two mutually reinforcing ideologies–neoliberalism and neoconservatism. By criticizing trade treaties like the TPP and NAFTA, while promising to mend relations … Continue reading

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Human Capital

  Neoliberalism reduces us all to market participants. To neoliberals we’re not citizens, just human capital. There’s a great article at Salon, by Anis Shivani, that provides a glimpse into this poorly understood ruling ideology. “Neoliberalism believes that markets are self-sufficient unto … Continue reading

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Political-economy of despair

  Ideology is powerful. Neoliberal economist’s have internalized Margaret Thatcher’s maxim that there’s no alternative.  The market knows best. All the government can do is get out of the way and let the market do its thing. American’s must never … Continue reading

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The Shotgun Sings the Song

  It’s becoming clear just what Margaret Thatcher meant when she told everyone that there was no alternative to neoliberalism. In an absolutely stunning article, economist Michael Hudson explains how the US is wielding the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a … Continue reading

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