March 20, 2021 Editor

Neoliberalism Doesn’t Care

'Neoliberalism is a relentless and shameless assault on the commons: the planet, public health, community, public spaces, rich conversation, trust, love, history, clean air and clean water. '

photo above: economist.com

WN: In short: Neoliberalism is polar opposite of Kingdom Come and fully aligned with Empire.

The piece highlighted below is powerful!

excerpt:

Neoliberalism is alluring mantras and sales pitches about all that we need to embrace (privatization, liberalization, free trade, deregulation, tax relief, right-to-work,  the entrepreneurial spirit, the freedom to prosper, private enterprise, skin-in-the-game) and all that we need to fear (regulation, red tape, government over-reach, government bloat, taxation, unions, rapacious bureaucrats, welfare fraud, planning, and equality.)

Neoliberalism is soaring inequality.

Neoliberalism asserts – in op-eds, stump speeches and refereed economics journals – that you get what you “earn,” and you get what you deserve.

Neoliberalism insists that the brutal, indifferent forces of capital accumulation (and its inevitable disruptions, dislocations and violences) are “natural” and inevitable.  Like gravity.

Neoliberalism says that it’s all for you – the consumer.  Lower prices!  Better jobs!  More choice! More stuff! More freedom!

Neoliberalism celebrates the abundance of opportunity.  Prosperity?  Poverty?  It’s up to you.  It’s your choice.

Neoliberalism is the neglect of the commons. Neoliberalism is the denial of the commons.  Neoliberalism is the insistence that protecting the commons is wasteful and inefficient.  Neoliberalism is the sale of the commons to the highest bidder.

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Editor

Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

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