Colossus Wears Tweed 

The basic proposition is that economists have been midwives of neoliberalism, leading the epochal transition from an era characterized by public spending, unionization, and expansion of social entitlements to our own times of shrinking public budgets, precarious labor, and personal debt. At each step in this journey, economists have aided in the reconstruction of capitalist power by delivering policy packages that are the equivalent of macro–mail bombs: pension reforms, constitutions with locks and bolts, tax cuts, deregulation schemes, privatization plans, justifications for monopolies and volatile money markets, currency reforms, self-help schemes, and handouts to Big Business.

Source: Colossus Wears Tweed | Dissent Magazine