The death of neoliberalism
Posted by Hal Neumann (+9778) 4 years ago
Interesting read. Extreme dissatisfaction with neoliberal policies pretty much explains the force behind the Sanders and Trump movements.

If you’re little fuzzy on what is meant by neoliberalism, see below for a thumbnail definition.

“The death of neoliberalism and the crisis in western politics”
--Martin Jacques
The Guardian
August 21, 2016

Neoliberalism (or sometimes neo-liberalism) refers primarily to the 20th century resurgence of 19th century ideas associated with laissez-faire economic liberalism. These include extensive economic liberalization policies such as privatization, fiscal austerity, deregulation, free trade, and reductions in government spending in order to enhance the role of the private sector in the economy.
Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14818) 4 years ago
This article is well worth your energy to read and understand. Unfortunately, those who need the imparted wisdom and understanding will be the least likely to expend the effort.