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Entries from July 2008

Jakarta: Neoliberal Capital City (or the Capital City of Neoliberalism)

July 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Friends and colleagues, the proud citizens of Jakarta, the following is a brief essay, summarizing the fall of a capital city against the invasion of market fundamentalism (or if you wish, you may read it as the rise of a big village into the capital city of neoliberalism with full blown neoliberalism prescriptions in its […]

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Tags: general social politics · political economy

WTO: The Irationality of Neoliberalism Rationality

July 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on WTO: The Irationality of Neoliberalism Rationality

Why there are phenomena of poverty in the lands of plenty? Why do thoseagrarian-related capitalists enter the small group of world richest when food insecurity increases? Why do so many people world wide suffer hunger and poverty when there is enough food and other resources globally? Why there is an oversupply in real estate industry […]

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Tags: political economy

Harvard Disorientation Guide to Neoliberalism

July 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Harvard Disorientation Guide ┬áNeoliberalism 101 By Ted Lechterman http://harvarddisguide.blogspot.com/2007/10/neoliberalism-101-by-ted-lechterman.html Introduction It’s not your grandmother’s liberalism, that’s for sure. There are, in fact, two brands of neoliberalism. When contrasted against neorealism, neoliberalism can mean the approach to international relations that stresses collective security through interdependence, supranational institutions, and soft power. In the economic realm, however, neoliberalism […]

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Tags: political economy