The Powell Memo: Attack on American Free Enterprise System

  CONFIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM (PDF version download here) Attack on American Free Enterprise System DATE: August 23, 1971 TO: Mr. Eugene B. Sydnor, Jr., Chairman, Education Committee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce FROM: Lewis F. Powell, Jr. This memorandum is submitted at your request as a basis for the discussion on August 24 with Mr. Booth (executive … Continue reading The Powell Memo: Attack on American Free Enterprise System

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world

The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. By Stephen Metcalf Guardian Researchers at the International Monetary Fund settled a long and bitter debate over “neoliberalism”: they admitted it … Continue reading Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world

Neoliberalism: the ideology at the root of all our problems

Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an alternative? by George Monbiot Guardian Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for … Continue reading Neoliberalism: the ideology at the root of all our problems