Articles Tagged ‘Neoliberalism’

  • Neoliberalism & the City

    Canadian Politics

    New fiscal constraints upon municipalities from national and provincial spending cuts have intensified competitive pressures and demands for austerity. Although municipalities have limited ability to generate revenue, they are often left to deliver services formerly provided by other tiers of government, such as social welfare, infrastructure and environmental protection.

  • The Crisis of Extreme Capitalism

    For years many assumed that the smart people who ran the system and benefitted from it would find a practical way to fix it. The problem is that the solutions are all framed within an ideology that makes that extremely unlikely.

  • Ireland and the Basque Country: Massive Flight (Emigration) or General Strike?

    Many billions of Euros are being extracted from Europe’s vassal-debtor nations—Spain, Greece, Portugal and Ireland—and transferred to the creditor banks, financial speculators and swindlers located in the City of London, Wall Street, Geneva and Frankfurt.

  • Defeating Harper from Below

    The swaggeringly pro-capitalist, neoliberal and militarist Harper juggernaut makes enquiring into its limits seem impertinent. So, prima facie, do developments elsewhere. The 2008 financial crisis, the greatest crisis of neoliberalism, appeared to reinforce the power of capital everywhere. However, a longer historical perspective appears more encouraging.

  • May Day 2013

    Stock markets around the world have made up the losses they incurred during the 2008–09 financial crisis and the workers of the world are paying the price for this recovery. Fiscal stimulus packages and bank bailouts that helped to contain the crisis left governments with deficits that are now being used as a pretext for spending cuts and layoffs in the public sector. At the same time, rising unemployment has had a dampening effect on wages. Losing a decently paid job to join the ranks of the working poor is very common these days. The pervasive feelings of social insecurity amongst workers is the greatest in decades.

  • Is the NDP becoming Liberal Lite?

    The NDP’s future success depends on increasing people’s expectations of what is possible – not further decreasing them.

  • A Flip of the Finger for this FIPA

    When I look at the deal our PM signed with China in September, I worry. And you should too.

  • Huge Chavez confronts (neo) liberal democracy

    At the root of this disgust with Chávez’s repeated election victories is the consensus amongst the big media players and their commentators that democracy is fine so long as it produces the correct — that is, free market — results. Otherwise it is highly problematic and even dangerous.

  • Whatever Happened to the Saskatchewan NDP?

    Review of New Directions in Saskatchewan Public Policy.

  • Harper’s health scheme will mean ‘Goin’ Down the Road’ for Maritimers

    By dramatically changing the health care funding formula, is Prime Minister Stephen Harper showing little concern for the future of the Maritime provinces?

    The Health Accord “deal” that Harper practically threw in the face of the provinces and territories this week, not only cuts health funding for all the provinces starting in four years, but threatens to further widen the growing standard-of-living chasm between the “have” and “have not” provinces.

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