Assorted content for your long weekend reading.- Marc Jarsulic, Ethan Gurwitz, Kate Bahn and Andy Green comment on how corporate monopoly power and rent-seeking produce disastrous public consequences:Income inequality is rising, middle-class incomes ar… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Afternoon Links
One thing that struck home during our extended election campaign was how our mainstream political parties have become deeply invested in neoliberalism. While it has several descriptions, reflective of its insidious vagueness, neoliberalism is the merger of political and economic ideology most often called “free market fundamentalism.” It is a sort of merger of . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: We’re All Neoliberals Now. Let’s Change That.
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.
– thwap highlights the cycle of austerity, stagnation and decline that’s marked the past few decades across much of the developed world. And Thomas Walkom recognizes that the economy is actually one of the Cons’ most glaring weaknesses – at least, if one thinks that workers count for anything: . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links
Assorted content to end your week.
– Linda McQuaig highlights how attacks on workers are used to distract attention from the systematic transfer of wealth to those who need it least: As long as the right can keep workers envious and suspicious of each other, the focus won’t be on those at the top, where . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links