It is now well understood that Neoliberals are not advocates of a small or stunted night watchman state. They regularly demean the state to outsiders, but that does not imply they prefer a weak state. Rather, all their political efforts are devoted to recasting the strong state as one that conforms to their doctrinal imperatives.
|By: John Cavanagh Sunday November 17, 2013 1:59 pm|
|By: masaccio Sunday November 17, 2013 10:30 am|
Tyler Cowan has an interesting think piece in Politico Magazine. Cowan is an economist at George Mason, with a side gig as general director of the Mercatus Center. That puts him at the heart of the neoliberal thought collective described by Philip Mirowski in his book, Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste. Cowan begins with a discussion of a dystopian science fiction story by Isaac Asimov, in which computers and robots have taken over, reducing humans to nothing but consumers and happy idiots.
|By: masaccio Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00 am|
What kind of person fits into a neoliberal Market society? Not anyone I’d like to hang out with.
|By: masaccio Sunday October 27, 2013 10:35 am|
Mike Konczal discussed the Obamacare computer system problems raising the question of its implications for liberal versus neoliberal approaches to problem solving. Ross Douthat also deals with this issue. Douthat thinks conservatism is not the same as neoliberalism, but he seems to agree with Konczal’s definition of the latter. I think both are discussing only one small part of the neoliberal project.
|By: masaccio Tuesday October 8, 2013 3:00 pm|
Stephen King, Chief Economist of HSBC, lectures us from his high position in the Corrupt Bank Sector and the pages of the NYT: We won, get used to it.
|By: masaccio Sunday September 15, 2013 10:34 am|
For the rich sleazoids who caused the Great Crash, it’s hard to decide which mansion to live in today. You losers should suffer for their entertainment.