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The Death of Small Businesses in Big Cities, Explained (tags)

Not even shopping locally can save your favorite mom-and-pop — the problem is much, much bigger than that. The legendary punk record store Bleecker Bob’s in 2008. The store closed in 2013 due to high rents and was replaced by a frozen yogurt chain.

Globalization: hope on the horizon despite Fake Liberals. (tags)

I consider the Fake Liberals as the greatest threat to global freedom and western civilization. They promote globalization, using racism as a political weapon labeling opposition as racist, fascist or white nationalists. Globalization has Corporate and right wing support creating the swamp which is being opposed.

Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism - A Symbiotic Pair (tags)

Rightwing populist parties mix the conventional rightwing authoritarian political style with neoliberal economic ideas emphasizing the free unregulated market and the sleek but strong state. For Hayek, unions allegedly threaten democracy and force a just redistribution policy.

Neoliberalism or New Freedom for Corporations (tags)

"The interests of merchants always differ from public interests. As a rule, they are interested in deceiving and misusing the general public" (Adam Smith). Keynes established that the market alone cannot ensure the prosperity of everyone.

Zombie Capitalism (tags)

"We live in an unstable world, and the instability is going to increase. it is a world where a billion people feel hungry everyday, and the hunger is going to increase. In mid 2007, a number of banks suddenly discovered they could not balance their books and stopped lending..."

The Trump Election (tags)

The democracy crisis, the neoliberalism crisis and the crisis in the Democratic Party led to the Trump victory. Capitalism is largely deregulated with a comparatively meager public sector except for the defense industry.. The legitimation crisis of neoliberalism helps the emancipatory left.

How the Bewildered Herd is Kept on Course by Rainer Mausfeld (tags)

Neoliberalism is an ideology that mutates into a quasi-natural law. Neoliberalism is an indoctrination that never questions profit and competitiveness. What is rational in micro-economics (being competitive) can be disastrous in macroeconomics (mass unemployment).

The Fairy-tale of the End of the Financial Crisis (tags)

Between 2008 and 2010, the EU Commission approved state aid of 4.3 trillion euros. The potential crisis of the global economy has grown and not declined. A system crash was prevented by the actions of central banks and states.

Economic Stagnation and its Mastery (tags)

Corporate profits explode while investments stagnate.Social housing declines with privatization. According to neoliberal theory, higher profits lead to grater investments and more jobs. In truth, higher profits lead to more use of tax havens and companies buying back their stock.

Become a Solidarity Person (tags)

The majority of the world's population doesn't want to know anything about globalized neoliberal capitalism anymore. Many millions are dying in the consequences. The political institutions are extorted by financial elites and their media aids. The interests of big owners of capital dominate.

Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority (tags)

The Brexit vote and the American presidential election have dramatically accelerated the crises of classical neoliberal policy. The exit from neoliberalism can only succeed in a social movement and cannot only be a matter of a government or of the parties.

Neoliberal Crisis Policy has Failed (tags)

The term "invisible hand of the market" goes back to Adam Smith. This assumes all economic activity promotes the common good. Neoliberalism's survival is surprising because its theoretical assumptions are dubious. People cling to neoliberal prescriptions against reality.

The Totalitarianism of the Market (tags)

Neoliberalism demands reeducation for its implementation like command socialism. The neoliberal view of the person is exemplified by the figure of the Homo Oeconomicus and is the antipole of the socialist person. All persons are entrepreneurs of themseves.

Propaganda: Making Alternatives Disappear (tags)

The main responsibility of a government in a "democracy" is protecting the minority of the ownership class against the majority of the non-owners...The neoliberal indoctrination systems serve in the manufacture of ignorance.

Austerity Against Democracy, 40 pp (tags)

How much state does the social market economy need? What lessons should be drawn from the 2008 financial meltdown? What happens to trust when financiers are above the law?

Neoliberal Indoctrination (tags)

Neoliberalism tells the poor and weak that they are responsible for their misery. The true extent of social poverty barely reaches the public. A re-feudalization bomb rages and investors seek privatizing the public education system. People are atomized. Fragmentation is intentional.

Freedom and the Market (tags)

Neoliberalism as a movement and ideology is a world of ideas where egoism and personal responsibiilty are celebrated, the social is faded out and no place exists for solidarity and social balance. Everyone is the creator of his own happiness here.

Neoliberalism. Submission as Freedom (tags)

The society in which we live is increasingly unfree in all areas and yet successfully passes off this growing unfreedom as freedom.

Reviews: Submission as Freedom. Life in Neoliberalism (tags)

The challenge of neoliberalism took an offensive form in the global North with the victories of Reagan and Thatcher. No coup and no dictatorship were needed to gain mass support for carrying out the political ideological hegemony Stagnation, unemployment and futurelessness

Living and Working Differently and Self-Optimization (tags)

How did neoliberal policy gain a mass influence? To neoliberalism, we must soon oppose a great alternative narrative of freedom, democracy and solidarity before the social dislocations neutralize the positive resources amid a collapsing world climate.

Less Growth and Less Work (tags)

French economist Thomas Piketty described neoliberalism or finance capitalism as an "inequality machine." Profits soar and investments are delayed. Keynes spoke of three phases: investments, surplus and stagnation. Reduced working hours is the only way to full employment.

Free Internet Book: After Neolib eralism: The Kilburn Manifesto (tags)

Although the neoliberal economic settlement is unravelling, its political underpinning remains largely unchallenged. Our manifesto calls into question the neoliberal order itself, and argues that we need radical alternatives to its foundational assumptions.

The Myth of the Unexpected Crisis and Security (tags)

Many knew the rise of housing prices had to end some time or other... Four theses explain why the Fed was not active during the real estate boom: power of lobbyists, market ideology, trust in abstract academic models and inflation targeting.

Neoliberalism has brought out the worst inus (tags)

Bullying used to be confined to schools; now it is a common feature of the workplace. This is a typical symptom of the impotent venting their frustration on the weak – in psychology it’s known as displaced aggression. There is a buried sense of fear, ranging from performance anxiety to a broader social fear of the threatening other.

Crisis of Freedom (tags)

Neoliberalism forms a free entrepreneur out of the oppressed worker, an entrepreneur of himself. Everyone is a self-exploited worker of his own enterprise. Everyone is master and servant in one person. The class struggle is also changed into an inner struggle. One problematicizes oneself...

How Neoliberalism Gained Hegemony (tags)

The pressing question is why do the masses vote against their own interests and applaud those who champion goals opposed to their well-being or welfare? Ideas prevail because power is on their side, not because they are better. Neoliberalism went from sect to cultural hegemony

Free internet Book: The triumph of failed ideas, 286 pp (tags)

Free Internet books like Swiss, Austrian, Polish and German critical economists could help us to a sustainable future-friendly economy where the tax code is revised and the top 1% pay more taxes than their secretaries.

The Resilience of Neoliberalism (tags)

Vivien A. Schmidt and Mark Thatcher propose five lines of analysis to explain its resilience: the flexibility of neoliberalism’s core principles; the gaps between neoliberal rhetoric and reality; the strength of neoliberal discourse in debates; the power of interests and the force of institutions...

The Aesthetic of Neoliberalism (tags)

The aesthetic of neoliberalism bids farewell to the bad in its environment. Originality and color disappear. Crap tends to make itself into an inquisition and banishes everything that cannot be adjusted in the trash of the system.

Top NZ Labour MP support for global ethical human rights approach to replace neoliberalism (tags)

A top NZ politician has given some support to our council's promotion of an ethical approach to human rights, development and globalization for World Peace. It would replace the present world's dominant ideology, neoliberalism.

Dissent, ethical human rights, to create 'thinking culture' for progress. (tags)

Dissent, shut down under neoliberalism, is taking New Zealand, prompted by the Chch earthquakes, from a 'stupid culture' to a 'thinking culture' to enable progress. I consider the global ethical human rights plan far superior to neolib.

Newspeak Rules: How Neoliberalism Explains the World (tags)

Originally positive terms were devalued in the last decades (social state became "welfare dictatorship") Social dislocations are charged to the impacted themselves. The scandal of poverty mutates to the scandal of the poor themselves.

Idiot Game (tags)

Capitalism or private property is not the cause but the product, the result, the necessary consequence of alienated labor. No person needs 400 times his neighbor. They play even if it ruins them. It is high time for the left to pull the motivation plug.

From hidden to face-to-face: Seeking truth and global ethical human rights. (tags)

Following continues a discussion between myself and the President of WPEA. It gives a simple way the UN can get the global ethical human rights vision into the mainstream. In earlier discussion I describe its omission a "crime against humanity".

Neoliberalism was the Godfather of the Financial Industry (tags)

Keynesianism was replaced by neoliberalism that guided the fallow investment capital into speculation.The development of social systems and the rise of real wages contributed to social peace and stabilizing the economic upswing by strengthening mass consumption.

"Occupy may have already accomplished more than the 68ers" (tags)

"In bad times, politics hearkens back to the simple, heavy-handed neoliberal thought model. Neoliberalism simply says what the rich and powerful like to hear. The trust and faith of the younger generations in the established system is broken.."

The War of Economists (tags)

"A seeming consensus among economists can virtually force the shaping of political opinions.. For 30 years, neoliberalism marginalized all other schools, above all Keynesianism - and all of us hit a brick wall.."

Neoliberalism as Greatest Error in the History of Economic Thought (tags)

Efficiency and prosperity can only be realized on capitalist markets when the economic system is bound in a social order under the primacy of politics. Democratic legitimated politics and the provision of public goods is derived from the "anatomy of market failure."

We Pay for Their Crisis (tags)

Making a game sound appealing whose frauds are obvious is increasingly hard for the governments. The neoliberal vision was always a society of the asocial. The categorical imperative of neoliberalism was always an open and cynical attack on the working class.

The Crisis of Financial Market Capitalism as a Challenge for the Left (tags)

The crisis of neoliberal financial market capitalism broke out in its center and has one central systemic cause. This crisis was triggered by the independence of the financial sphere... A solidarity mixed economy, democracy and peace are alternatives.

Korean Guitar Workers to Protest at Music Instruments Trade Show in Anaheim (tags)

Guitar workers who used to work for Cort Guitars are demanding justice. They are protesting at the NAMM trade show in Anaheim, Jan. 13 to 16.

Growth Madness (tags)

The history of the crisis of the western world that we all experience more or less consciously or unconsciously (or partly ignore) is a history of boundless lobbylism, political corruption, market fetishism and unbroken faith in growth..Economic theories were and are children of their time.

Reduced Working Hours (tags)

The neoliberal growth strategy ofr reducing the price of labor led to a system change from Keynesianism to neoliberal capitalism. Neoliberals never sought full employment. Rather their policy aimed at the permanent division of society.

VIDEO: The crisis of neoliberalism (tags)

Happy Fossil Fools Day! Confusing means and ends, part and whole, personal and public, and real and imaginary are signs of hubris, not enlightenment, Without the social state, we become wolves to one another and mistake corp profits with health!

The Seven Loose Pieces of the Global Jigsaw Puzzle (tags)

(Neoliberalism as a puzzle: the useless global unity which fragments and destroys nations) In June 1997, this analysis of neoliberalism by Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation appeared in a European publication.

What is "Neoliberal"? (tags)

Building community centers could be a way to learn from O Canada and break from the false religion of the market and profit. When the market and competition are made absolute, they become idols. CEOs are called job creators and workers "cost-factors."

Beyond Market and State (tags)

In a "post-democracy," the interests of global corporations prevail with the continuing facade of democratic institutions and procedures. Interest in politics in the population is very low. Criticism of neoliberalism brings together many movements and groups.

The Crisis and the Left: Democratizing instead of Privatizing (tags)

"Neoliberalism has no future..Since time immemorial, (neo-) liberals have wanted as little democracy as possible as an unavoidable evil that should not get in the way of the real kingdom of freedom, the capitalist market economy.."

The End of Neoliberalism and the Crisis of Capitalism (tags)

"Guaranteeing the social infrastructure and social security for everyone should be central instead of guarantees for banks and corporations and socialization and democratization of the economy instead of nationalization!"

The Crisis of Finance Market Capitalism as a Challenge for the Left (tags)

"The problems we face today cannot be solved with the minds that created them" (Albert Einstein).

GERMANY: Notes on Neoliberalism (tags)

"The neoliberal revolution was the product of an historical development, a reaction to changed circumstances. In its course, many western states in the 1970s and 1980s reordered the relation of state and private power.."

Neoliberal Definitional Power (tags)

"What is central is ending the constant expropriation of employees, not the expropriation of entrepreneurs." Market fundamentalists stylize every tax as expropriation as though they had no responsibility for paying for roads, schools, health care, police, fire departments and water-food supervision.

You Tube: Neoliberalism and the State (tags)

The ruling bloc rediscovered the state to create a welfare state for capital. Neoliberalism is a concrete break from Keynesianism. In the past there was a place for workers in the structures. Neoliberals invested in think tanks and changed how people thought about the state.

International WS:Back to paste the increase of productivity to increase in wages (tags)

Back to paste the increase of productivity to increase in wages. It is mandatory global cooperation so that the crisis is overcome. Need to overcoming politicaly and intellectualy neo-liberalism. Emphasize the value of work. Neo Progressive Keynesiasm

Rich of the World, Enrich Yourselves! (tags)

Financial jugglers speculating with food, oil and other raw materials caused double-digit inflation and made staple foods like rice and wheat into luxury items for millions. Neoliberalism with one blow managed to drive nation states to the defensive.

Vivisection of Neoliberalism (tags)

"Therer is no such thing as society," said Margaret Thatcher. "The neoliberal understanding of democracy is marked by skepticism and open hostility." (Ptak) That market pressures are often more severe and oppressive is repressedf as long as possible.

Criticism of Neoliberalism: Book Review (tags)

The neoliberal understanding of freedom restricts the possibilities of individuals to participation in the market. Structural and economic power are faded out.

Neoliberalism in Crisis (tags)

Liberation theology warns the future of the first world is the third world. Everyday time is replaced by kairos time, the time of decision, when lawlessness masks as lawfulness. The language of proclamation runs crossway to the language of time. Cast your net on the other side!

Privatization Endangers Democracy (tags)

Neoliberal hegemony or market radicalism is a danger for democracy because economic mechanisms replace politics. Neoliberals change the understanding of justice in society. The less generous the social benefits, the more powerful must be its security machine.

Greg Elich interviewed on Zimbabwe (tags)

Elich is one of the best informed journalists on Zimbabwe. he helps to dispel the notion that western sanctions and attacks are does for nobel reasons.Mugabe has been an opponent of the IMF and neoliberalism

Oaxaca City SlideShow: Un Pueblo Unido Avanza Sin Partidos (tags)

SlideShow of photos taken in Oaxaca City during the last week of August 2006 with compiled audio from the 2006 “El Enemigo Común” tour. (9:34 minutes / 15 MB)

The Fat Years are Over (tags)

Hardly anyone today dares financing the social state by cutting the armament budget.. The fat years are over! Three cheers for dis-possession! Expropriation instead of representation!

Disinformation as a Strategy of Power (tags)

"What caused this development? How could an economic system be built where ever-larger parts of the population are excluded from sharing in growth? ..In neoliberalism, the person is not regarded as a person but downgraded to mere labor power.."

What is Neoliberalism? (tags)

The market assumes control more and more while social policy is driven down with the argument of "personal responsibility." Growing impoverishment and social exclusion of ever-larger groups are the inexorable consequences.

What is Neoliberalism? (tags)

Every search for alternatives must question the "great narratives" of the free market, efficiency, competition and entrepreneurship. Economic laws could be analyzed as social constructions and economic models as social models.

Neoliberalism: Definitional Problems (tags)

"Neoliberalism starts from a negative.. assumption that every person prefers him- or herself or circle. Therefore corruption is inevi-table. This development can only be prevented by reduction of the public sector and the absolute self-control of the market."

Latin America fights neolibralism (tags)

Despite the murderous repression that the Pinochet regime was known for, thousands of Chileans took to the streets in mass demonstrations. With the economy collapsing, the fascist government was forced to rehire public sector workers and reinstitute many of the laws and programs in place before the coup.

Neo-liberalism (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

Anti-capCall to shut down the Sacramento ministerial (tags)

Come to Sacramento June 23-25th to shut down the WTO agricultural ministerial!!!

Neoliberalism as a puzzle: the useless global unity which fragments and destroys (tags)

This is the "new world order", the unification of the entire world in one complete market. Nations are department stores with CEO's dressed as governments, and the new regional alliances, economic and political, come closer to being a modern commercial "mall" than a political federation. The "unification" produced by neoliberalism is economic, it is the unification of markets to facilitate the circulation of money and merchandise. In the gigantic global Hypermarket merchandise circulates freely, not people.

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