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Global Elections in the Shadow of Neoliberalism

Joseph E. Stiglitz Project Syndicate
Scandals, culture wars, and threats to democracy dominate the headlines in this super election year. But anti-democratic populist authoritarianism is itself the legacy of a misbegotten economic ideology.

Why Capitalism Is Leaving the US in Search of Profit

Richard D. Wolff CounterPunch
The economic consequences of capitalism’s profit-driven movement out of its old centers (Western Europe, North America, and Japan) brought capitalism there to its current crisis.

The AMLO Project

Edwin F. Ackerman Sidecar/New Left Review
Whatever the shortcomings of AMLO’s answers, his attempt to break with neoliberalism cannot easily be dismissed.

Moving Past Neoliberalism Is a Policy Project

Matt Stoller, David Dayen The American Prospect
In order to test whether improving people’s lives can convince them to support Democrats, you have to, well, improve people’s lives. Deepak Bhargava, Shahrzad Shams, and Harry Hanbury, in a piece called “The Death of ‘Deliverism,’” argued otherwise.

Ecuador’s Divided Electoral Landscape

Marc Becker NACLA
Facing certain impeachment, on May 17 Ecuador's deeply unpopular rightwing president Guillermo Lasso pulled the plug and dissolved the National Assembly, calling for new elections.

Liberalism and the Spectre of Inverted Totalitarianism

Henry Heller Canadian Dimension
What is paradoxical is that U.S. imperial ideology happens to be not fascism but an all-encompassing and intolerant liberalism refitted for rationalizing military and political expansion.
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