Tag Archives: neoliberalism

Democrats against Dignity

I remember back in 2016 at some point I found Chris Arnade’s twitter feed and that’s one of the things that made me think Trump had a chance of winning the election no matter how sure the media establishment was … Continue reading

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Amorphous Aphorisms

Conservatives long for a past that never existed. Liberals long for a future that will never arrive. Neoliberals reimagine the past and throw away the future to feel better right! this! minute!  

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And counting….

Not too terribly long ago I was talking with a French colleague and they mentioned ‘the revolution of 1848’. “Huh?” I helpfully replied. They went on to explain that it drives them crazy when people talk about ‘The French Revolution’ … Continue reading

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Tuck You, Mother Tucker!

For a long time I’d heard of Tucker Carlson but had little idea who he was beyond a Fox commentator with a face for radio. Then I began seeing references to him in terms of the emerging national populist movement … Continue reading

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The Currency of Politics

(nb a little rambling and describing a phenomenon does not mean I completely support it) Across many countries, the old neoliberal order is beginning to lose large swatch of electoral support with its representatives either winning elections and then promptly … Continue reading

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People Do Things For Unexplained Reasons

The strike by Ryanair cabin crews is big news in Europe but it’s a sign of the times that it’s very hard to find information on why they are striking. There are bland references to pay here and there but … Continue reading

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The Future: More Alienation or New Self-Defeat and Disappointment

No political paradigm lasts forever (the lifespan seems to be 40 years give or take a little) and Neoliberalism has worn out its welcome. Looking at elections in the US and Europe the trend is pretty clear. Voters are sick … Continue reading

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