Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ON THE RECIPE FOR RABBIT STEW

George Monibot posts (22 August) in Ecoside Alert HERE 
ECOCIDE: NEOLIBERALISM – THE IDEOLOGY AT THE ROOT OF ALL OUR PROBLEMS"
“The invisible doctrine of the invisible hand is promoted by invisible backers.”
“What the history of both Keynesianism and neoliberalism show is that it’s not enough to oppose a broken system. A coherent alternative has to be proposed. For Labour, the Democrats and the wider left, the central task should be to develop an economic Apollo programme, a conscious attempt to design a new system, tailored to the demands of the 21st century.”
George Monibot’s How Did We Get into This Mess? is published this month by Verso
His (long) article in Ecoside Alert surveys his thinking and it is worth reading because it puts a Leftist’s case against ‘neoliberalism’ and proposes an alternative strategy. Unfortunately, new systems of economics and politics while designable are not implementable in human societes - the designers don’t have (and cannot be trusted) with such power to impose their designs. 
Monibot’s critique of neo-liberalism, allegedly was introduced by a small group of people who invented ‘neo-liberalism’ that now run the world. Monibot is recommending that another small group of people should design an alternative system and, presumably, introduce it  into in the real world. 
Reminds me of the first line of the recipe for rabbit stew: first catch a rabbit…

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