Tag Archives: neoliberalism

Double-Truth

  I know it’s hard to turn away from the ongoing dumpster fire that is the Trump administration but it’s imperative to understand how we got here. Can you say neoliberalism? The neoliberals first gathered at Mont Pelerin, circa 1947, in … Continue reading

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A Madness to the Method

  A wise man said that the purpose of a nation is to build unity and deconstruct division. That doesn’t describe our country, does it? No, we’ve become a nation of the haves and have nots, riven by false partisan … Continue reading

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Is that all there is?

  Gazing around our world it’s clear that neoliberalism has narrowed the possibilities. Is that all there is? Massive student debts, opioid addiction, homelessness and suicides. An economy based largely on scams and fraud, that leaves the vast majority of … Continue reading

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Busy Little Termites

  I find it perversely amusing that while doing good is so damn hard, doing evil is easy. Doing evil is especially easy in the service of wealth and power. Take neoliberalism, a shape-shifting ideology so nefarious that its proponents … Continue reading

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We the Precariat

  Here’s an observation from Lambert at Naked Capitalism that perfectly captures the precarious world that’s been created by the advance of neoliberalism. “So, Walmart spends squillions destroying public education, and then pays low wages because people can’t read or … Continue reading

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That’s just the way it is

  Divide and rule is as old as the hills. That’s just the way it is. In the wake of Trump’s surprising win over Hillary Clinton, Democrats have seized upon several explanations for the poor showing of their establishment candidate. … Continue reading

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Junk Economics

  Over the weekend, the US Senate passed the most drastic rewrite of America’s tax system since the Reagan administration, which is expected to mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans. This new tax cut legislation should provide further proof that the United … Continue reading

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