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The Limits of Neoliberalism

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A SAGE Publications book: The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of CompetitionWilliam Davies.
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▶ Naomi Klein on Global Neoliberalism - YouTube

Naomi Klein on the end of "El Modelo." Question: Why did you write Shock Doctrine? Naomi Klein:It came out of reporting that I was doing in Iraq after the invasion the first year of occupation...

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The Specter of Authoritarianism and the Future of the Left: An Interview With Henry A. Giroux

The Specter of Authoritarianism and the Future of the Left: An Interview With Henry A. Giroux | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The commanding institutions of society are now in the hands of powerful corporate interests whose strangulating control over politics renders democracy corrupt and dysfunctional, says Henry A. Giroux.
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The Heat - Jeremy Rifkin on US Neoliberal Economics - YouTube

Jeremy Rifkin, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends and author of the New York Times best-seller "The Third Industrial Revolution" talks to Mike Walter about the end of Neoliberal Economics and the need for a collaborative, distributive economy.

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Neoliberalism and the Decline of Democracy - Center for Research on Globalization

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In one of his last books Eric Hobsbawm argued that the conflict between capitalism and communism determined the course of the twentieth century (thus the title, The Age of Extremes: the Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991).
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Henry Giroux | Beyond Neoliberal Miseducation - Truth-Out

Henry Giroux | Beyond Neoliberal Miseducation - Truth-Out | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As universities turn toward corporate management models, they increasingly use and exploit cheap faculty labor while expanding the ranks of their managerial class. Modeled after a savage neoliberal value system in which wealth and power are redistributed upward, a market-oriented class of managers largely has taken over the governing structures of most institutions of higher education in the United States. As Debra Leigh Scott points out, "administrators now outnumber faculty on every campus across the country."1 There is more at stake here than metrics. Benjamin Ginsberg views this shift in governance as the rise of what he calls ominously the "the all administrative university," noting that it does not bode well for any notion of higher education as a democratic public sphere.2

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Rewrite the aims of the economic revolution - The Guardian (blog)

Rewrite the aims of the economic revolution - The Guardian (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

But, with the prospects for an urgently needed green economy being suffocated daily by business as usual, how difficult can it be to rewrite the failing, founding principles of mainstream, planet-eating, people-crushing, neoliberal economics? Not difficult at all, it turns out. In some cases you just need to change a few words to turn the world around. With celebrities talking revolution, students walking out of unreconstructed university economics lectures, and allegations flying of departments stuck in doctrine and dogma, it could prove a timely correction, as market analysts might say.

 

 

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Sorry, neoliberals: Inequality is driven by greed, not technology - Salon

Sorry, neoliberals: Inequality is driven by greed, not technology - Salon | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

They find that changes in the occupation structure do not affect the wage structure, so if technology causes a shift from manufacturing to retail, this doesn’t necessarily entail a shift in the wage structure. They find that inequality is increasing within occupations, not between occupations as the SBTC narrative would predict. The SBTC narrative relies on the idea of an “education premium,” i.e., people with higher education reap the benefits of technological progress. But Mishel et al. find that wage inequality has grown strongly since the mid-’90s while the education wage premium grew little. Wages for college graduates have flattened over the last 10 years, even among science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and business occupations.

 
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Oh dear! What are the British people thinking of?

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The British people are not stupid.  They know that neoliberal, neoclassical ‘free market’ economics does not work, even if they don’t use those terms.  In a survey by YouGov, the leading public opinion pollsters in the UK, more than two-thirds of those asked wanted the railways, the energy companies (gas, electricity) and the postal service (Royal Mail was recently privatised for a peppercorn price and is now controlled by American offshore hedge funds) renationalised.

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Snowden and the Pope - Independent


Christians believe that their views of right and wrong are sacred and universal, and that morality is a collective pursuit. I do not know whether Edward J.

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Human needs cannot be met by markets | openDemocracy

Human needs cannot be met by markets | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Today, social responses to peoples' needs are being pushed to the margin by the reframing of all tasks in terms of economic gain. But the development of human capabilities depends on relationships. A different set of values is needed. 

  
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