Tag Archives: neoliberalism

Multipolar

The neocons are sure to lose their shit but what did they expect with their inept machinations and insane war mongering? Instead of a glorious neoliberal market utopia undergirded by American “full spectrum dominance” the rest of the world is … Continue reading

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Confessions of an economic imperialist

The US uses finance and debt to maintain its empire, working through its minions the IMF and World Bank to immiserate developing countries so they can be plundered. What is evangelized as U.S.-style democracy is really a financial oligarchy privatizing … Continue reading

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Jubilee

We’re constantly told that mass defaults would destroy the economy, but this is more of the great lie promulgated by the corporate media. Mass defaults would destroy much of the wealth of the financial elite which has been greatly enriched by the global … 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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Culture War

So much of our political discourse focuses on cultural issues like race, sex and identity, rather than on class. Why is that? Maybe the ongoing culture war is designed to obscure an enormous asset price bubble fueled by two years … 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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Corporations are people too, my friend

Of course, they’re psychotic people with a death count in the millions and if there was any justice or accountability Senators like our little Mittens would have to wear jackets that showed the logos of the various corporations that sponsor … Continue reading

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