Tag Archives: neoliberalism

Liberalism these days is neoliberalism.

We are past the point where it is irresponsible to make a value commitment to liberalism.

“Neoliberalism” ceaseless commodifies, privatizes, etc.?

What you mean is capitalism. If you could only find the courage to admit you hate it.

Human capital, social capital, physical capital.

With all this capital around, how could anything as fantastical as a “worker” exist?

Neoliberalism turned you around.

The public sector doesn’t have illegitimate privileges that nobody should have; it provides useful, secure jobs that everybody should have. 

Human capital.

An abundance of character accumulates through the internalization of cruelty.

Not the art of self-reflection.

Using psychological tools calibrated to market metrics is the science of self-surveillance.

Groups exist.

The real question is if “individuals” exist in any non-metaphysical, non-ideological sense.

Let’s not call it “vanity.”

I prefer to think of it as “pectoral and abdominal empowerment.”

The missing word is “excellence.”

The only way to describe not competing against others in neoliberal terms is “competing against yourself.”

Economics.

Neo-liberalism and related ideologies would be amusing if true and outrageous if false.