Category Archives: Neoliberalism

Adventures in Privatization with Rand Paul

Watch Senator Rand Paul shill for the increasing privatization of the public sector on The Late Show with David Letterman.  Empty buzzwords – Efficiency!  Competition! – were aplenty. Although one can’t help but find Letterman’s repeated “I think you’re wrong, … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism – boring and inefficient or radically unfair?

As per usual, I Cite puts it very well.  I’m inclined to agree with this assessment, though I wonder to what extent we ought to treat these two faces of the problem of neoliberalism (boring and homogenizing vs. socioeconomic inequality) … Continue reading

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Ontario Ombudsman’s report comes down hard on G20 summit security law

Finally, some progress in the investigation regarding the illegality of the security laws enacted prior to the G20 summit: In their haste to bump up G20 security, Ontario authorities kept silent on a convoluted amendment to 71-year-old legislation that was … Continue reading

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I cite’s Jodi Dean on democracy and the internet

Has the internet ushered in a new era of mass participation and greater democracy? Or has the communications and networking revolution encouraged millions on the Left to be politically passive, while neoliberal capitalism strengthens its position? In her book Democracy … Continue reading

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