4
Dec
2014
1

Labour and neoliberalism: victim or vanguard?

Earlier this year Ed Miliband, leader of the British Labour Party, addressed a specially organised gathering of business leaders with the following words: “I would be a prime minister who champions the rights of the consumer and the rights of businesses to succeed and make profits in a competitive market at the same time.”
13
Aug
2014
2

Reading Market Fundamentalism Through Polanyi

This weekend I’ll be speaking at the ‘Questioning the Utopian Springs of Market Economy’ conference at the University of Sydney. The conference marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of two antithetical books – Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation and Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom – and encourages participants to consider the influence and...
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6
Aug
2014
6

More, and lots of it: Neoliberal resilience in the face of crisis

Those on the Left often see the deregulatory ideologies of neoliberalism as a primary cause of the global economic crisis. Given this perceived failure, neoliberalism’s persistence can seem puzzling. But, as argued in my new book, The End of Laissez-Faire? On the Durability of Embedded Neoliberalism, this view ignores actually existing neoliberal policy; a clearer...
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