Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Random Thoughts*: Jeff Sparrow on neoliberalism

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"One of the most social significant developments in Australian political and cultural life over the last few decades has been the evolution of neoliberalism from a fringe doctrine to a philosophy now largely ubiquitous. The neo-liberal turn was always about more than pure economics, involving an insistence that notions of individual autonomy, consumerism, efficient markets and transactional thinking should be extended into all social relations, even,- or perhaps, especially- those that had previously been dominated by quite different rules.

Not surprisingly the results have been profound-and you see them very clearly during an election."
Jeff Sparrow, The Drum Unleashed

* Random thoughts uses the words and thoughts of others to illuminate aspects of contemporary life here in Australia and Western Australia.

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