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Neo-liberalism: Nuance, Negligence, and Numbers

The concept of neo-liberalism continues to astound and confound. Just what is neo-liberalism? How does it manifests itself? What is the implication for humanity? In order these questions be assuaged first we have to define neo-liberalism. Neo-liberalism is the belief, by the capitalist class, all problems, be they economic, political, and social- can be resolved by allowing the market place to sort them out. Just who is this market? Is it some autonomous computer generated program void of human emotion and/ or concerns. Or is it social convention masquerading as fact, compelling those without power to accept its mandate(s)? The economic elite would have us to believe the “market” is the evolution of ideals, norms, and customs which have served humanity successfully for ions. Contrary to the ebb and flow of human history, such a claim could only obtain validity if we presuppose only one side of the tale is preferable. Mature adults are more likely to reason absolutes exist only in fables, that given the complexities of life change must intrinsically be part of the equation if humanity is to prosper and grow. Lack of opportunity for human growth, at its sharpest, underscores why neo-liberalism could never be the panacea propagated by the capitalist. Implicit in his core is the seeds of rancor ultimately leading to the demise of society itself. Does neo-liberalism bode well for the multitudes clamoring to be free, employed and sated- not likely. What do you think? Can neo-liberalism save the day

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