Neoliberalism

15.07.2020

Amsterdam Tests New Post-Coronavirus Model

Amsterdam Tests New Post-Coronavirus Model

Empty Amsterdam during confinement by coronavirus (Image by Peter Noordendorf) As soon as the confinement imposed by the pandemic is over, in Amsterdam the model called “donut” or double circle has begun to be adopted, to try to repair the situation in which the economy has remained, but based on… »

15.06.2020

Capitalism is the virus

Capitalism is the virus

‘Capitalism, colonialism, and ecological devastation are all cause and effect of each other, and they coevolved together.’ Capitalism is the virus. I present this as both a literal and metaphorical statement. My aim is to supplant the “humans are the virus” claim. Let’s begin then with a very brief… »

10.06.2020

Neoliberalism is in critical condition

Neoliberalism is in critical condition

Now is the moment to transition away from an economic system that thrives on exploitation. The Covid-19 pandemic is tearing the neoliberal playbook apart as politicians and citizens realise that, in times of pandemic, markets won’t save the day. The privatisation-deregulation-austerity recipe is becoming obsolete, leaving ways for a diversity of interventionist… »

30.12.2019

A New Current Of Thought Is Emerging In The US And Around The World

A New Current Of Thought Is Emerging In The US And Around The World

By Mark Lesseraux As 2020 newly arrives it is rapidly becoming clear to more and more people that the current global neoliberal capitalist economic paradigm (1980 – 2019, roughly) is cracking, it is coming apart at the seams. The general initial response to this crisis in countries across the globe… »

29.11.2019

Neoliberalism Backfires

Neoliberalism Backfires

Nick Hanauer, a self-professed capitalist billionaire, spoke at a TED conference only recently. He exposed neoliberalism’s brand of capitalism getting away with murder in plain sight. Mr. Hanauer described himself: “After a 30-year career in capitalism spanning three dozen companies, generating tens of billions of dollars in market value, I’m… »

03.11.2019

Defying the neoliberal prescriptions: The organic veins in América Latina

Defying the neoliberal prescriptions: The organic veins in América Latina

Javier Tolcachier 22/10/2019 Evo won! The process of change won. By a small difference, after the count, the officialist binomio overcame the barrier of ten points over the second, Carlos Mesa. The representa tive of neoliberalism was the ex-vice president of “Goni”, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, the responsable of the… »

02.11.2019

A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway

A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway

Puerto Rico. Hong Kong. Ecuador. Haiti. Lebanon. Iraq. And now, Chile. People are rising up around the world against austerity and corruption, defying police forces unleashed to suppress them. Many of these mass movements share a fierce critique of capitalism. In Santiago, Chile, more than 1 million people flooded the… »

01.11.2019

Neoliberalism tells us we’re selfish souls – how can we promote other identities?

Neoliberalism tells us we’re selfish souls – how can we promote other identities?

Public support for co-operation, collective ownership and mutual care have persisted, despite the popularity of some of the neoliberal agenda. What policies could the left pursue to build from where we are now? Christine Berry for openDemocracy onomics is the method: the object is to change the soul.”… »

27.09.2019

The dirty secret of capitalism — and a new way forward

The dirty secret of capitalism — and a new way forward

Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! Growing inequality is about to push our societies into conditions resembling pre-revolutionary France. Hear his argument about why a dramatic increase in minimum wage could grow the middle… »

11.09.2019

The insidious ideology pushing us towards a Brexit cliff-edge

The insidious ideology pushing us towards a Brexit cliff-edge

For neoliberal zealots, no deal represents a great opportunity to dramatically reshape Britain By George Monbiot for The Guardian  At first sight it’s incomprehensible. Why risk everything for a no-deal Brexit? Breaking up their own party, losing their parliamentary majority, dismantling the UK, trashing… »

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