Thursday, May 19, 2022

Tag: Neoliberalism

Pink tide rising? Gabriel Boric wins power in Chile, birthplace of...

Barring coups and outside meddling, Latin America may see another ‘pink tide’ that brings even more progressive change than the one earlier in this century.

Our future vs. neoliberalism

As human beings, we have the same collective power that human beings have always had to build a better world for ourselves and our children - and now is the time to harness that power.

How did we become so backward? S. Korea has US equivalent...

When did we become so backward?

Not fit for purpose: Neoliberalism and Covid 19

At this time of crisis, we will still need to raise our voices to call on governments to use their resources to care for ordinary citizens, not cater to the whims of industry and the wealthy.

Neoliberalism’s children rise up to demand justice in Chile and the...

If the million Chileans in the street have breached the tipping point for successful non-violent popular democracy, Chile may be leading the way to a global political and economic revolution.

After neoliberalism

For the past 40 years, the United States and other advanced economies have been pursuing a free-market agenda of low taxes, deregulation, and cuts to social programs. There can no longer be any doubt that this approach has failed spectacularly.

Electing Democrats in November without confronting neoliberalism will not be enough

If Democrats win in the next couple of elections but continue to make the rich richer with neoliberal policies (as Obama did), that will just be another opening for a Trump-type.

Disrupters in chief

From Washington to Rome, so-called "populist" politicians are hacking away at a genuinely broken status quo. But their alternatives are either uninspired or terrifying.

The New European Fascists

Poland offers a frightening example of the right-wing populism sweeping through many nations. Neoliberalism is wrecking economies, creating rage among the working class, devastating cultural institutions and eroding liberal democracy across Europe and in the United States.

Brexit, in Context

The Vote is Many Things, Most of All, It’s a Rejection of Neoliberalism

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Looks like another ‘bad blue’ just bit the dust

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, as the replacement for Bad Blue Kurt Schrader, would not be beholden to any of the many corporate PACs that supported him.

New documents show how drug companies targeted doctors to increase opioid prescriptions

A trove of recently released documents offers the public an unvarnished look inside those relationships from the perspective of drug companies themselves.

As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives for profits

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.

Ukraine

The significance of Ukraine’s struggle certainly doesn’t lie in educating Americans, but perhaps it is finally making us reckon with the costs of war, as we’ve needed to do for so long.