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Neoliberalism From the Left
"In Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism, Mudge looks at left parties in advanced capitalist countries over the last century and shows how the experts aligned with those parties pushed them in the direction of spin doctors and markets. In the process, left parties’ ability to represent the interests of their own working-class constituencies was eroded — and ordinary people were shut out of the halls of power."
interview  book  neoliberalism  economics  expertise  socialism  activism  ideology 
august 2018 by tsuomela
Quinn Slobodian – Globalists — Crooked Timber
"Quinn Slobodian’s fantastic intellectual history of neo-liberalism in the international arena, Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism. "
book  review  neoliberalism  history  20c  political-science  international  institutions 
may 2018 by tsuomela
The Unholy Family
"Melinda Cooper, Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism (Zone Books/MIT Press, 2017)"
book  review  political-science  history  conservatism  neoliberalism  neoconservatism  family  values  capitalism 
february 2018 by tsuomela
Zombie Neoliberalism | Dissent Magazine
"Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? by Thomas Frank Metropolitan Books, 2016, 320 pp."
book  review  democrats  new-deal  liberalism  neoliberalism 
december 2017 by tsuomela
Modern Family | Dissent Magazine
"Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism by Melinda Cooper Zone Books, 2017, 416 pp."
book  review  family  history  conservatism  neoliberalism  politics 
july 2017 by tsuomela
The United States of Work | New Republic
"PRIVATE GOVERNMENT: HOW EMPLOYERS RULE OUR LIVES (AND WHY WE DON’T TALK ABOUT IT) by Elizabeth AndersonPrinceton University Press, 224pp., $27.95 NO MORE WORK: WHY FULL EMPLOYMENT IS A BAD IDEA by James LivingstonThe University of North Carolina Press, 128pp., $24.00"
book  review  labor  work  ideology  capitalism  neoliberalism  business  management  power  from instapaper
april 2017 by tsuomela
The Liberal Arts vs. Neoliberalism | Commonweal Magazine
"Jackson Lears on Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz"
book  review  academia  humanities  culture  education  teaching  pedagogy  learning  philosophy  neoliberalism  college  university 
april 2015 by tsuomela
Sleepwalking Through the Ruins – The New Inquiry
"Signs and Machines Capitalism and the Production of Subjectivity By Maurizio Lazzarato Translated by Joshua David Jordan MIT Press 280 pp May 2014"
book  review  critical-theory  capitalism  neoliberalism 
september 2014 by tsuomela
The Rage to Oppose
Is ISIS filling the gap for people who previously would've been communists during the Cold War?
political-science  sociology  opposition  movements  social-movement  neoliberalism  cold-war 
september 2014 by tsuomela
The Utopian · The Thirteen Commandments of Neoliberalism
"Neoliberals are not fundamentalists. But they approach crises with a certain logic—one that is directly relevant to comprehending neoliberalism’s unexpected strength in the current global crisis."
neoliberalism  politics  economics  ideology 
march 2014 by tsuomela
Political failure modes and the beige dictatorship - Charlie's Diary
"For a while I've had the unwelcome feeling that we're living under occupation by Martian invaders. (Not just here in the UK, but everyone, everywhere on the planet.) Something has gone wrong with our political processes, on a global scale. But what? It's obviously subtle - we haven't been on the receiving end of a bunch of jack-booted fascists or their communist equivalents organizing putsches. But we've somehow slid into a developed-world global-scale quasi-police state, with drone strikes and extraordinary rendition and unquestioned but insane austerity policies being rammed down our throats, government services being outsourced, peaceful protesters being pepper-sprayed, tased, or even killed, police spying on political dissidents becoming normal, and so on. What's happening? Here's a hypothesis: Representative democracy is what's happening. Unfortunately, democracy is broken. There's a hidden failure mode, we've landed in it, and we probably won't be able to vote ourselves out of it."
democracy  failure  government  neoliberalism  politics  political-science  post-democracy 
february 2013 by tsuomela
Bring back the 40-hour work week - Salon.com
"What these studies showed, over and over, was that industrial workers have eight good, reliable hours a day in them. On average, you get no more widgets out of a 10-hour day than you do out of an eight-hour day. Likewise, the overall output for the work week will be exactly the same at the end of six days as it would be after five days. So paying hourly workers to stick around once they’ve put in their weekly 40 is basically nothing more than a stupid and abusive way to burn up profits. Let ‘em go home, rest up and come back on Monday. It’s better for everybody."
work  labor  overtime  time  business  neoliberalism  capitalism  management 
february 2013 by tsuomela
Against Law, For Order
"As recently as the 1960s there was a wave of literature arguing that the prison was becoming obsolete. Now the prison stands as a key mechanism for how the government has dealt with its own powers, and this has reconfigured the role of government. The law-and-order movement invokes a radically different role of the state in relation to its citizens than the one of the post-New Deal era. Though an incomplete project, the New Deal had a model of the state as a guarantor of economic security and freedom. Now the state primarily interacts with society as a maintainer of order. For those hoping to rebuild freedom through the state, finding a new vision of how government works needs to be at the front of the agenda."
prison  punishment  law  neoliberalism  neoconservatism  politics  power  structure  from delicious
may 2012 by tsuomela
Stumbling and Mumbling: Crisis, what crisis?
"In this sense, what is in one way a parallel between now and the 70s is also a difference. Both eras brought into doubt a dominant economic paradigm - Keynesian social democracy is the 70s and neoliberalism now. However, because neoliberalism serves the interests of capitalists in a way that Keynesianism (by the 70s) did not, there’s less of a rush among the ruling elite to look for an alternative.

But this merely raises the question. Why - given that its living standards are falling now in a way they did not in the 70s - is the working class so quiescent compared to then?"
economics  history  crisis  1970s  2000s  2010s  neoliberalism  conservatism  from delicious
april 2012 by tsuomela
U.S. Intellectual History: Paging Marc Bousquet
"Which is why I'm ending this post as I ended the last post I made on this topic by invoking Marc Bousquet, who sees the central challenge we face not as public hostility to the humanities nor our unwillingness to mount a vigorous enough defense of our intellectual specialties, but rather as the deteriorating conditions of our employment and our inability--or unwillingness--to successfully oppose these changes. Rather than simply reiterating our claims to specialness--which we are much better at and more willing to do than Dames thinks we are--humanities professionals in the academy need to understand that we are becoming victims of the same economic forces that are affecting other professionals and working people throughout our society and around the world. "
humanities  crisis  academic  employment  neoliberalism 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Broken Power Lines : Interview with Wendy Brown
"That is an interesting question because it assumes that neoliberalism produces despair. I wish it did but I am not convinced that it does. I think that the process that some of us have called neoliberalization actually seizes on something that is just a little to one side of despair that I might call something like a quotidian nihilism. By quotidian, I mean it is a nihilism that is not lived as despair
neoliberalism  power  politics  tea-party  ideology  political-science  globalization  despair  emotion 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Welcome to the Age of Dilemma - Umair Haque - Harvard Business Review
"But what if all the dilemmas above are really different faces of the same beast? It's a deeper dilemma that I call, in my book, the Capitalists' Dilemma. We've reached a place where generating more of the same old "prosperity" requires more and more economic harm — real and relentless damage to people, communities, society, nature, and the future, whether in the form of McJobs, rising inequality, chronic mass unemployment, declining trust, or a missing sense of personal meaning."
capitalism  free-markets  neoliberalism  future  growth  economics  prosperity 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Homicide rates linked to trust in government, sense of belonging, study suggests
"When Americans begin routinely complaining about how they hate their government and don't trust their leaders, it may be time to look warily at the homicide rate."
violence  homicide  murder  crime  sociology  economics  capitalism  neoliberalism  free-markets 
january 2011 by tsuomela
A Tale Of Two Capitalisms: Research Into Homicide Rates And The Link To Political Economies
"Dr Steve Hall and Dr Craig McLean, claim in the latest international journal Theoretical Criminology that homicide rates are significantly higher in nations in neo-liberal politics where free market forces are allowed free rein, such as the USA, but are significantly lower in nations governed by social-democratic policies which still characterise most Western European nations."
violence  homicide  murder  crime  sociology  economics  capitalism  neoliberalism  free-markets 
january 2011 by tsuomela
University For Strategic Optimism
Our basic public services, we are told, are simply too expensive. They must be thrown under the wheels ofthe megalithic debt that bears down upon us. They must be privatised, corporatised and commodified. All this so we can ensure the continuation of a system that funnels wealth into the hands of a privileged few. This failed and flailing market system, we are told, is the only one that is possible, drastic cuts the only alternative, the fairest thing to do. Any deviation from the path laid out for us will unleash the worst imaginable, a media-imagined Worst that threatens from our darkened skies.
england  protests  neoliberalism  budget  education 
november 2010 by tsuomela
A Bender of an Era: Krugman Sees the oncoming train | Corrente
Hence, "downsize the government, deregulate commerce, cut taxes as the best fiscal policy for driving growth, and fight over the margins of welfare distribution."

The focus became on the actions of central banks, since central banks were seen as being populated by meritocratic technocrats who had a fundamental agreement on the models and their meanings, and could act "creatively" if need be to deal with large shocks. Also known as sidelining democracy. The result was that democracy became infantilized: it was about slicing a pie, not about the size of the pie, since relatively little that the fiscal authority did mattered, and if it started to, then the central bank would raise interest rates enough.
economics  philosophy  ideology  neoliberalism 
august 2010 by tsuomela
Open Left:: Barack Obama & the neoliberal embrace of the American way of continual war
The neoliberal way is one that "goes meta" by treating everything as a process to be analyzed considering all the variables (including moral considerations), tweaking them here and there, and then coming up with a supposedly "optimum" solution. At least that's the aspiration. This contrasts sharply with leftist traditions that "go meta" by adopting religious, philosophical or scientific frameworks that are inherently skeptical of and stand apart from the everyday discourse used to discuss a given subject.
neoliberalism  politics  meta-analysis  obama  war  militarism  america 
august 2010 by tsuomela
Open Left:: Lakoff hits the nail on the head re Obama--but misses the heart
That's the fundamental reason why Obama hit dribblers in the press conference: because neo-liberalism is all about the dribblers. Don't swing for the fences, it says. Don't go for single-payer--or even for a robust public option that would lead to single-payer over time--even though it's what's needed to dramatically cut the over-priced costs of healthcare "system".
neoliberalism  obama  politics  rhetoric  lakoff  george  language  metaphor  third-way  liberalism  empathy 
may 2010 by tsuomela
Reclamations
We are launching a new journal, R e c l a m a t i o n s, to address the need for critical reflection and debate on the new political front forming to fight the privatization of public education.
education  economics  capitalism  academic  academia  journal  progressive  neoliberalism  university  budget  privatization 
january 2010 by tsuomela
Crossroads - Where Is U.S. Foreign Policy Headed? - NYTimes.com
Quick survey of neoliberalism, neoconservatism and the recent predictions of America's future decline (Andrew Bacevich) and rise (Friedman).
foreign-policy  american  international  neoconservatism  neoliberalism  policies  future 
october 2009 by tsuomela
What's the Matter With Cultural Studies? - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
But I still have hope that the history of cultural studies might matter to the university—and to the world beyond it. My hopes aren't quite as ambitious as they were 20 years ago. I no longer expect cultural studies to transform the disciplines. But I do think cultural studies can do a better job of complicating the political-economy model in media theory, a better job of complicating our accounts of neoliberalism, and a better job of convincing people inside and outside the university that cultural studies' understanding of hegemony is a form of understanding with great explanatory power—that is to say, a form of understanding that actually works.
cultural-theory  cultural-studies  critical-theory  humanities  neoliberalism  economics  politics  explanation  academia 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Open Left:: Obama Quandary Comes Into Sharper Focus: Part Two, Economic Substance
This is part 2 of a two-part diary on two new articles that provide insight into the newly visible weakness of Obama's politics
about(BarackObama)  neoliberalism  new-deal  ideology  progressive  democrat 
august 2009 by tsuomela
End of the Line | The American Prospect
Review of Firing Back: Against the Tyranny of the Market
By Pierre Bourdieu, Translated by Loïc Wacquant. Retrospective on Bourdieu's work.
about(PierreBourdieu)  sociology  review  book  neoliberalism 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Globalisation: the dangers and the answers | open Democracy News Analysis
Washington-led neo-liberalism and unilateralism has failed the world. It is urgent that we find a way beyond its legacy. This calls for a new model of globalisation, that works for humans everywhere.
politics  globalization  neoliberalism 
march 2009 by tsuomela
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