Alcune introduttive frasi dal “The ZombieDoctrine”: “Crisis after crisis is being caused by a failed ideology. But it cannot be stopped without a coherent alternative”.
Ancora: “It’s as if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for most of us, no name. Mention it in conversation and you’ll be rewarded with a shrug.
Even if your listeners have heard the term before, they will struggle to define it. Neoliberalism: do you know what it is?
Its anonymity is both a symptom and cause of its power. It has played a major role in a remarkable variety of crises: the financial meltdown of 2007-8, the offshoring of wealth and power, of which the Panama Papers offer us merely a glimpse, the slow collapse of public health and education, resurgent child poverty, the epidemic of loneliness, the collapse of ecosystems, the rise of Donald Trump. But we respond to these crises as if they emerge in isolation, apparently unaware that they have all been either catalysed or exacerbated by the same coherent philosophy; a philosophy that has – or had – a name. What greater power can there be than to operate namelessly?”.
Anche interessante è questo link: “The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism”. Di cui la parte 2 è a questo link: Idem, p. 2.
Anche questo recente testo (2012) è interessante, in relazione a cotesto dibattito: “Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics”, by D. Stedman Jones. Di quest’ultimo testo, l’Introduzione può essere letta liberamente in formato pdf: Idem, Intro. (pdf).