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Entries from March 2008

Neoliberalism and Never-ending Disasters

March 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Neoliberalism and Never-ending Disasters

Is there any direct relation between neoliberalism and “natural” disaster? Yes there is. Protection, and reconstruction of the natural environment have no role in neoliberal capital accumulation programs(within the never-ending circuit of money – commodities – more money) ; they are not valued in market, and they demand extensive government intervention in the market operations […]

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Neoliberalism and the ideology of “Blaming the Victim”

March 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Neoliberalism and the ideology of “Blaming the Victim”

Like communism, neoliberalism too promotes its own utopia, an idealized classless society where every human being has equivalent capacity to become enterpreneur , and where there is a level playing field on which individuals compete in line with the logic of market rationality. Consequently, neoliberalism conceals a moral standard which is inherently tainted by victim-blaming […]

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Neoliberalism and Apartheid Economy

March 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Neoliberalism and Apartheid Economy

. . . because we — the market winners and worshipers — are too far high in a five-star neoliberalism dreamland. While we are chasing our own version of American Dream, joining the bandwagon of globalization, and pursuing our place in a world-class community, we are in fact moving toward — what Richard Freeman puts […]

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Neoliberalism and the death of a mother and child

March 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Neoliberalism and the death of a mother and child

Today, a seven-month pregnant mother and her 5-year old son, died of hunger, in Makassar, the capital city of South Sulawesi. A television station aired the tragedy, seconds before continued its attack on public with a series of luxurious products commercials, before the audience switched to yellow programs that sell dreams and creams, or slipped […]

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