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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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Ideology

  “So when they come with that opinion poll Yeah, they better not use words like: Ideology… Or try to tell me ’bout the issues, Ideology…Whose side are you on…” Our world is ruled by dangerous ideologies. Most American’s identify Islamic terrorism … Continue reading

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The Market is the Master

There is a vague sense of a new order growing up around us. Sometimes there’s a brief glimpse of it. Sometimes late at night there’s a whisper of it on the wind. I’m referring to neofeudalism–a confluence of neoliberalism and neoconservatism … Continue reading

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Apple Pie

No thoughtful observer of American history can be surprised at the Senate report detailing the torture carried out by the CIA in the aftermath of 9/11. The revelation of torture should be seen as the logical outcome of economic and … Continue reading

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A Milo Minderbinder Moment

Neoconservatives have a lock on American foreign policy with an intellectual conformity among analysts, commentators and government policy makers that is breathtaking. This has happened, I believe, because neoconservatism represents the strong state necessary for neoliberal economic policies to be implemented … Continue reading

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It’s Their World

I think I’ve come up with a working definition/differentiation between neoliberalism and neoconservatism. Neoliberalism refers to the economic policies the United States pursues, specifically: free enterprise–state subsidized private power with no infringement on managerial prerogatives. Neoliberalism is not, contrary to what … Continue reading

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Serfs Up

Friedrich von Hayek postulated, famously, that state planning and the welfare state would lead inexorably down a Road to Serfdom. However, things just didn’t work out the way he imagined. It is darkly ironic that the political and economic policies Hayek … Continue reading

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