Saturday, 18 March 2017

Neocon - Neoliberalism is a disaster

The cold reality is America's 25 years of neocon-neoliberalism has been great for the top 5% and an unmitigated disaster for everyone else in the U.S. and in the nations it has targeted for intervention. The neocon-neoliberalism of democratic party's 16 years and the republican party's 8 years is a system that benefited the few at the expense of the many. Neoconservatism's malignant spores spread quickly after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is American exceptionalism turned into a global entitlement to intervene anywhere in the world and defend its interests, and a right to impose their version of democracy and a market economy on other nations. Self-interest melds seamlessly with moral superiority in neocon-neoliberalism. Since it is the best possible system, it is a favor tearing down institutions and imposing the system on others. The self-interest is that the market extracts others resources and benefits their banks and corporations. Is this how "free markets" benefit everyone? The neoliberalism is that it transformed everything for the better when turned into a market. Once buyers and sellers can meet in a transparent marketplace, everybody prospers and everything becomes more efficient. Neoliberalism's markets has features of "real" markets that are rigged to favor those at the top of the wealth-power pyramid. Neoconservatism and neoliberalism are both inherently global, and so globalization is the necessary outcome. There is no market that cannot be skimmed for outsized profits once it has been globalized. Neoconservatism entitles the U.S. to have a "profitable interest" in every nook of the planet. It's in their "interest" to monitor those policy changes in Lower Slobovia and intervene if the policies are "not in their interests." Neocon-neoliberalism is brilliantly evil because it masks its true objectives behind such warm and fuzzy PR. Those looking for enemies of the people will find them not on the streets of America in cartoonish display but in the corridors of financial and policy power.

Profound changes in technology, automation, and geopolitics have influenced finance and wealth, but it cannot be merely coincidental that the incomes and wealth of the top 5% have pulled away from the stagnating 95% in the 25 years dominated by neocon-neoliberalism.

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