Overview for 'liberalism'


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Published on Apr 10, 2019, 8:00:00 AM

Linking (Neo)Liberalism, Identity Politics and Bureaucracy

Both David Harvey and Noam Chomsky have done a lot to analyze and explain the rise of neoliberalism. Both have pointed out that it should primarily be understood as a political project aimed at discouraging and disenfranchising 'ordinary' people, which gained steam shortly after the ‘social unrest’…

Published on Aug 1, 2019, 8:00:00 AM

On education, ideological control and debt peonage in liberal societies

Up until 2008, I had mostly been ignoring economics as an area of study, as the subject bored me, and I found the mindset too unpleasant. The 2008 financial crisis made me realize that was a mistake, as it made me realize that economic policy couldn't be left to experts. But where to start? Because…

Published on Mar 23, 2019, 10:00:00 AM

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