Re: [OPE] Question about books that are sound introductions to economics

From: Paula <>
Date: Mon Sep 27 2010 - 18:23:51 EDT

Jerry wrote:

> Neo-Liberalism never claimed to be a kind of liberalism: it derived its
> name from the call for trade liberalization favored by the Chicago
> School, etc.

My point stands regardless of terminology. Interfering in other countries'
affairs is not neo-liberalism; it is not about free trade, but about gaining
influence through political means. Everyone does it, including Venezuela.

Neo-liberalism is not a useful concept IMO. It captures only one side of
what goes on, but not the most important side. It's very flattering to the
capitalists to portray themselves as champions of economic freedom (give
those Chicago School guys some medals and prizes), but the truth is that
their system is, more fundamentally, about social and political domination.


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