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Accumulated Despair

  Lately, it’s hard to write about any aspect of our shared experience without running headlong into evil. Take neoliberalism, an economic ideology that increasingly orders our lives to a terrifying degree. While neoliberalism may seem incredibly complicated, in my … 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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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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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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The Threat of a Good Example

The political and economic elite in the US is threatened by an alternative model for organizing society. This is the perverse flip side to Margaret Thatchers admonishment–“there is no alternative.” However, the constant repetition of the this free market dogma … Continue reading

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