‘Our Future Is Public’: Santiago Declaration Envisions End of Neoliberalism Death Spiral

An international coalition made up of more than 200 trade unions and progressive advocacy groups on Thursday published the Santiago Declaration, a manifesto for “a complete overhaul of our global economic system.”

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Neoliberalism and Its Discontents

All through the 1980s and 1990s, professorial mountebanks like James Q. Wilson and Charles Murray grew plump from best sellers about the criminal, probably innate, propensities of the “underclass,” about the pathology of poverty, the teen predators, the collapse of morals, the irresponsibility of teen moms.

Source: Neoliberalism and Its Discontents – CounterPunch.org

Neoliberal Fascism, Cruel Violence, and the Politics of Disposability 

With the reappearance of fascism, democracy turns phantom-like and dark, and Americans face the plague of a hate-filled politics with its lethal and expanding politics of disposability–a politics in which some individuals and groups are regarded as non-human, treated as excess and human waste, presented as faceless, superfluous, and symbols of fear, disease,  morally incorrigible, and unworthy of human rights and dignity.

Source: Neoliberal Fascism, Cruel Violence, and the Politics of Disposability – CounterPunch.org

Gabor Maté: Who’s Crazy, You or Your Nation?

A recipient of the Order of Canada, that country’s highest civilian distinction, Maté’s work is recognized worldwide, with four bestselling books published in more than 30 languages. His latest tackles the uncomfortable reality of the interlinking of politics and culture with health. The neoliberal order in charge since the days of Reagan and Thatcher serves as one of the fundamental factors within much of the US and the world’s suffering today. “Globalized neoliberal culture has been exported to the rest of the world and is creating a worldwide crisis and as a result, health is suffering internationally. It’s systemic and it’s globalized,” Maté says.

Source: Gabor Maté: Who’s Crazy, You or Your Nation? – scheerpost.com

Neoliberalism Was a Counterrevolution Against Democracy

A group of 20th-century intellectuals saw the democratic nation-state as a threat to private property. Their solution: shifting power to unaccountable international bodies like the WTO, helping pave the way to what we now call “neoliberalism.”

Source: Neoliberalism Was a Counterrevolution Against Democracy