Category Neoliberalism

Drop the Term “Austerity” – It’s the Race to the Bottom

Glen Ford […] “Americans are led to believe that the endless austerity regime is about reducing government deficits — a patent absurdity.” Barack Obama attempted to forge a Grand Austerity Bargain with Republicans, offering to cut more in social spending than the GOP had asked for and appointing his own right-wing Democrat-led Deficit Commission to […]

The Neoliberal Order Is Dying. Time To Wake Up

By Jonathan Cook September 20, 2018 “Information Clearing House“ –  In my last blog post I argued that power in our societies resides in structure, ideology and narratives – supporting what we might loosely term our current “neoliberal order” – rather than in individuals. Significantly, our political and media classes, who are of course deeply embedded in this neoliberal structure, […]

The culture of cruelty

Henry A. Giroux […] What is the “culture of cruelty in Trump’s America” and why is it important to analyze? The United States has a long history in which the culture of cruelty has both undermined and challenged its professed claims to the democratic principles of equality, freedom, compassion and justice. The hardening of the […]

Trump: The Authoritarian and Inauthentic Opposition

Rotten to the Heart: Authoritarian Chickens Roosting at Home by PAUL STREET FacebookTwitterGoogle+RedditEmail Yes, He’s Awful Much of what liberals say about Donald Trump and the chilling political moment the Trump presidency represents is true enough. Trump really is the arch-authoritarian malignant narcissist that liberals say he is.  Trump thinks he deserves to rule the nation […]

The Neo-Black National Monument

February was an interesting month. This year.  Most years I barely acknowledge Black History Month, but when I do I celebrate it as Neo-Black History Month. Because of the neoliberalism that has overtaken this generation –the neoliberal subversion of black America. They do it through the art. They do it with the movies and TV. […]

The neoliberal subversion

Fantastic! I got some good sources, don’t I? Whatever subject I am focusing on in my own writings, they have recent articles about it. To wit: Colonizing the Western Mind by Jason Hirthler.  I should post a bloglist of my sources in the sidebar. “Colonizing” the mind is another way of characterizing the cognitive subversion […]

​​​​​​​The Neo-Black Caucus

Glen Ford ​​​​​​​The Black Caucus’ “New Class”: Worthless, Warmongering Servants of Empire “The Democrats have perverted the electoral franchise of the nation’s most progressive constituency to the service of a global war machine and an all-pervasive national security state.” Hundreds of times this week, as at every yearly commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, […]