Tag Archives: neo-liberal

How Neoliberalism Became a Pejorative

  Neoliberal’s have gotten a touch defensive lately. Recently, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait tweeted, “What if every use of ‘neoliberal’ was replaced with, simply, ‘liberal’? Would any non-propagandistic meaning be lost?” Neoliberalism is the generally accepted name for the socially atomizing, inequality-generating, environmentally … Continue reading

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Collaborators

The Great Depression so discredited capitalism that it created space for the New Deal reforms implemented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Many of these policies, influenced by economist John Maynard Keynes, involved massive government intervention in the economic affairs of … Continue reading

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Taking the Risk Out of Democracy

Ever wonder why corporations spend billions on business friendly propaganda each and every year? Because it works, that’s why. Corporate propaganda has succeeded in convincing a majority of Americans that their interests lie with corporations–the business of America is business–and … Continue reading

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It’s Pee

Republican’s want to immediately privatize government. They hate the thought of the government doing anything for “those people.” Ever since the New Deal, Republicans have made the intellectual argument that a welfare state saps American’s freedoms, and have mounted a decades … Continue reading

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A clean get away

Anyone who says “crime doesn’t pay” hasn’t been paying attention to the behavior of the American elite in the 21st century. Historians of the future, when the study this era, will marvel at the rampant criminality and official impunity, that … Continue reading

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TINA

The phrase “there is no alternative,’ proclaimed by Margaret Thatcher about the superiority of neo-liberal capitalism, always pissed me off. I wasn’t very old or sophisticated but I knew it was bullshit. I mean fuck! there are lots of alternatives. … Continue reading

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