Neoliberalism: Free Market Fundamentalism or Corporate Power?

  by Richard Moser Be Freedom  Jan 10, 2019 I’ve been hearing about neoliberalism for a long time now and never could make much sense of it. It turns out the story we tell about neoliberalism is as contradictory as neoliberalism itself. Two currents within the critique of neoliberalism offer different analyses of the current … Continue reading Neoliberalism: Free Market Fundamentalism or Corporate Power?

Why Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand Breaks Down: The Darwin Economy

by Farnam Street In The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and The Common Good Robert Frank, an economics professor at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, takes on the debate of who was a better economist—Adam Smith or Charles Darwin. Frank, surprisingly, sides with Darwin, arguing within the next century Darwin will unseat Smith as the … Continue reading Why Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand Breaks Down: The Darwin Economy

A Propagandist of Privatization

by RON JACOBS Counterpunch Dec 14, 2018 Recently, a champion of capitalism named Alexander Markovsky penned an absurd little column for the website of The Hill, a publication dedicated to covering Capitol Hill and read by hundreds of Congresspeople and their staffs. The column was an argument for the privatization of America’s infrastructure: Let capitalism — not … Continue reading A Propagandist of Privatization

The Truth About Privatization

  by Robert Reich Dec 12, 2018 Privatization. Privatization. Privatization. It’s all you hear from Republicans. But what does it actually mean? Generations ago, America built an entire national highway system, along with the largest and best public colleges and universities in the world. Also public schools and national parks, majestic bridges, dams that generated electricity … Continue reading The Truth About Privatization

How Betsy DeVos Does the Koch Brothers’ Bidding

by Jeff Bryant Our Future Nov 28, 2018 While the serial outrages of the Trump administration continue to make headlines, the more mundane activities of his cabinet officials and their underlings often fly under the radar. Take U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, for instance, whose nomination drew ahistory-making opposition and set off an avalanche … Continue reading How Betsy DeVos Does the Koch Brothers’ Bidding