Direct Line From Neoliberalism To Authoritarianism –or– The Guillotine Awaits

Neoliberalism. Lassez faire capitalism. Dog-eat-dog economics. Call it want you want, but whatever you call it, it has been the guiding economic policy of America, and the wealthy nations’ global institutions, since the early 1980’s. The results of trickle-down, pamper the rich and humiliate the poor policies are definitely in. Here’s what happens: Wealth inequality happens. Economic insecurity for the middle and lower economic classes happen. Government becoming wildly dysfunctional due to the over-influence of the rich in policy happens. Hyper government secrecy happens. Security states and authoritarian regimes, they happen.

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