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Entries from March 2008

Neoliberalism and the Sane Society

March 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Neoliberalism and the Sane Society

Tell us about the rationality of your globalization if in gaining the world-class statuses a society must loses its own soul, selling and surrendering nearly everything to the global market forces. Teach us about the sanity of your market fundamentalism if in fact it drives people crazy — last week alone it forced a mother […]

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Tags: general social politics · political economy

Neoliberalism and Social Fatigue

March 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Enough is enough.  No more development, please. I ‘ve had enough developments . . . I am full of developments . . .  I am too tired of development. Your developments have nothing to do with me . . .

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Tags: general social politics · political economy

Neoliberalism and the Disappearance of the “Public”

March 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Neoliberalism and the Disappearance of the “Public”

The extent to which neoliberal ideology penetrate our society has a direct and linear relationship with the disappearance of noncommodified and un-marketable spheres of life. As the logic of neoliberalism dictates efficiency, maximum profits and capital accumulation, maximum production and consumption, public spheres are increasingly either commodified or abandoned. It’s just a question of time […]

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Tags: political economy · political-economy of media

Neoliberalism and the Myths About Market

March 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Market fundamentalists believe that “the market” is the best guiding instrument by which society should allocate its scarce economic resources and organize their economic lives to achieve a state of never-ending economic growth. “Market is God and economic growth is gospel . . . therefore leave things to the market” Those fundamentalists always argue that […]

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Tags: political economy

Neoliberalism and Plastic Surgery

March 7th, 2008 · 3 Comments

To look beautiful is a neoliberalism moral duty Girls, go get plastic surgery for your breast, your nose, your tummy, and your ass!. You may find and would surprise that paying for plastic surgery by women, to improve employability is a typical neoliberal phenomenon. The reason is, women too exist for the market, and they […]

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Tags: political economy · political-economy of media