Neoliberalism

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… »

02.08.2019

Reclaiming the commons through state ownership? Maybe not

Reclaiming the commons through state ownership? Maybe not

Transnational state capital can be just as harmful as its private counterparts. We need local, democratic and sustainable alternatives. Milan Babic for OpenDemocracy This article is part of ourEconomy’s ‘Decolonising the economy’ series. In a 2001 essay, Naomi Klein passionately called for “reclaiming the commons” in… »

24.06.2019

Neoliberalism has tricked us into believing a fairytale about where money comes from

Neoliberalism has tricked us into believing a fairytale about where money comes from

Mary Mellor, Northumbria University, Newcastle for The Conversation There is nothing natural about money. There is no link to some scarce essential form of money that sets a limit to its creation. It can be composed of base metal, paper or electronic data – none of which is… »

17.05.2019

Encouraging signs of a new business ethos for a new society

Encouraging signs of a new business ethos for a new society

Neoliberal capitalism has been denounced recently as a destructive and dehumanising force responsible for human and environmental disasters. The alternative models are not easily found in corporate media where Margaret Thatcher’s TINA (“there is no alternative”) is still the orthodoxy for economists in power. It is, then, encouraging to find… »

19.04.2019

The 2016 coup in Brazil: the door to disaster, by Dilma Rousseff

The 2016 coup in Brazil: the door to disaster, by Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff / Brasil de Fato Three years ago today, Brazil’s lower house, chaired by a congressman who was convicted of corruption, started impeachment proceedings against me, even though there was no crime of responsibility to justify the decision. That congressional vote was one of the most disgraceful moments in… »

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