Tag: neoliberalism

A Note on Jobs & Unemployment – revised

US manufacturing out vs employment 1947 - 2011

A Note on Jobs & Unemployment Original publication date – 12/27/2016; Revised – 12/31/2017 As the presidential campaign of 2016 fades away and the Trump Era begins, we find a national scene without any real discussion of the facts of jobs and unemployment and what the future might bring. Trump and others talk about bringing…

Introduction to American Delusions

This website casts new light on the delusions of American life. It provides facts and analysis to critique thinking that serves to shield activities of those seeking to gain advantage over others. To get started read Delusions of American Life first. Then, see the keystone essay, “What Is Capitalism and Why Do We Need to…

Capitalism and Innovation

For all of the chest beating about the bold risks taken by capitalists, the capitalist time horizon is very short when compared to the many years of work that have gone into almost every significant scientific and technological advance. Without extensive government investment in activities that deliver longer term success, the capitalist system will simply eat its seed corn until it is gone.

Neoliberalism Revisited

If we want to offer an alternative analysis we need direct language that does not refer to thinking and issues from 150 years ago that invites immediate suspicions that those speaking are academics and intellectuals who by definition are not connected to the day-to-day realities of American life.

Free-market ideology (neoliberalism) – the posts

Read the keystone essay: What Is Market Capitalism and Why Do We Need to Understand It? Free-market Ideology (Neoliberalism) – the posts   Footnotes   [ + ] 1. ↥ 1st inaugural address 1983 2. ↥ Unfortunately I have not been able to find the original page this appeared on. The original Koch website economicfreedom.org no longer exists…

Capitalism and Free-market Ideology (Neoliberalism)

Keystone Essay What Is Market Capitalism and Why Do We Need to Understand It? (download a PDF version) Whether one envisions market capitalism as a coherent set of processes with a managing elite at the helm or as just important economic features of the overall human landscape, it long ago became a dominant feature of…

American Delusions

Keystone Essay Delusion – fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact. Every society creates delusions, myths and stories to explain where it came from and how it works. These are so engrained in the culture that they form a central base for how members interpret their relationship to the environment and…