PERSPECTIVES: The End of Neoliberalism?

Historian Gary Gerstle cited in The Nation: (Professor Gerstle, Univesity of Cambridge) “thinks neoliberalism should be understood as a worldview that promises liberation by reconciling economic “deregulation with personal freedoms, open borders with cosmopolitanism, and globalization with the promise of increased prosperity for all. Such a vision…was able to attract such strange bedfellows as Steve Jobs and Barry Goldwater, Ralph Nader and Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich. When seen as a worldview…neoliberalism can trace its origins just as much to the left and in particular the New Left, as to the right…with a common goal–the end of a bureaucratized world.” Read Professor Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins full essay here.

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