Tag Archives: neoliberalism

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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Democrats Make A Bold Stand For Neoliberalism

Phillip Mirowski says that one of the tactics of neoliberalism is to ‘flood the zone’ with policy proposals so that any solution to a particular problem chosen by the left or right is liable to have its origins in neoliberal … Continue reading

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This is MY Grist for the Consumerist Mill

One of the ways that Polish people dealt more effectively with the collective trauma of communism during the communist era than they have afterward was the extreme political nature of much popular art and the cat and mouse game that … Continue reading

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The Argument For Open Borders

Among other things, borders can reveal collective differences, whether these are due to political, ethno-cultural or other factors. They bring into stark relief the fact that the finished results or day to day life in different places that are quite … Continue reading

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