Tag: neoliberalism

Who cares about universities?

The transformation of universities into vocational training centres is, under the logic of the prevailing ideological order, all about meeting the needs of the neoliberal economy.

Gruel Britannia

At the same time as creating billionaires, the neoliberal ‘system’ has also created over 2,500 foodbanks.

World Heat

The problems they face from this extended economy are so far beyond the state mechanisms still at their command, their business as usual, that their fate may well be to utterly discredit ‘reasonable politics’

I-Me-My-Mine: The Expansion of Mental Health and Individualisation

This pre-occupation with my hurts, my dreams, my entitlements—with the organizing principle that I am, and should be treated as, special—is the garden bed into which the du jour varietal ‘have regard for your mental health’ has been planted.

The IPCRESS File: The Spectator and the Faux Rebellion of Neoliberal Identity Politics

...multiple points of identification are being offered to align with current demands of supposedly multi-cultural, neoliberal niche-marketing. This however subverts genuine representations and generates a number of anachronisms.

As Politics Narrows, Divisions Deepen: A Note of the Election and the Left

Should Labor come to power on 21 May, the Left will have to think carefully about the terms in which it frames its opposition to what is sure to be a disappointing government.

Sold Out: The United Australia Party’s Nihilistic Patrician Populism

The reality recognised by the UAP, its candidates, and any genuine supporters seems to be that in an intensely competitive world, we would do well to align ourselves under the protection of a patrician.

The Left’s Right Turn: Behind the media myth of neoliberal Blairite social ‘achievements’

Are UK Labour and other such subverted parties globally that are ostensibly of the Left still worth voting for?

Neoliberalism, the Deluge and the Logic of Government Inaction

There is an obscure but very real connection between a Queenslander being ferried by a neighbour in a tinny from their inundated home in the recent floods, and a small gathering of economists and others in a Swiss Village in 1947.

A Light Shining in the Shire

The last decade has seen the failure of the centrist form of neoliberal progressivism that occupied the left parties in the face of an onslaught by right-wing populism, which mobilised forces old and new to present themselves…as a response on behalf of the people against the entire ‘political/media’ class, as represented by those in power.

Wrong Way, Go Back: Education, Social Class, Déjà Vu and Dread

The scale of the gap is evident in the capacities of different schools to resource educational provision, with a school on one side of the divide building a second theatre and a school on the other side wondering if it can afford to replace a worn carpet.

Editorial, Arena no. 8: Battening Down the Hatches

Despite all our problems—all our terrible forebodings—it seems we remain wedded, yet, to a form of life that is, simply, unsustainable, and to a form of human organisation that is ethically bankrupt.