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Jonathan Jarry (@crackedscience) is a science communicator with the McGill Office for Science and Society, dedicated to separating sense from nonsense on the scientific stage. He brings his experience in cancer research, human genetics, rehabilitation research, and forensic biology to the work he does for the public. He was the creator, writer, and host of the YouTube show Cracked Science, which used a late-night deep-dive format to debunk pseudoscience and denounce bad science.
This arguably one of the very best explanations I have heard for what is Neoliberalism.
Economist Mary Wrenn provides an easy to understand definition of what Neoliberalism is:—
“Neoliberalism is an ideology that guides a lot of economic policymaking and has done so since roughly the Reagan/Thatcher administrations. And it’s an ideology that prioritizes the health of the economy over the health and well-being of the state’s constituents, the people essentially. And the idea is that if the economy is healthy, if the economy is prosperous, and growing then all other social ills will be remedied through that market activity. So the market will step in and provide where people are lacking if a particular region is lacking in services well that’ll be a profit-making opportunity in the market will see that service is provided.
So it’s an idea that the economy’s health is the number one priority of the state and the way that the state takes care of the economy is leaving it alone.
UNDERSTANDING DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM
It’s interesting that most people have no clue or understanding what is Demicratic Socialism and what are the differences between Socialism and communism.
If you listen to Trump, Republicans and the Establishment and they would have you believing that Democratic Socialism is Communism. There is a reason why, money.
Democratic Socialism is not what they are trying to frighten you about. Here is a short video to help you get started, but please, please, do your research, learn what it is, how it affects you and how many of our most popular programs are socialist in nature.
Inequality How inequality is eroding the fabric of American life. The world is slowly reaching the conclusion that income inequality is toxic for human welfare. Books such as The Spirit Level , Why Nations Fail , and Capital in the 21st Century make the case at the macro scale by chronicling the fate of nations.
…Carville closes on the note that has defined liberal electoral politics for nearly three decades—an obsession with “swing voters” that always leads to the same conclusion: to win, move to the right. If you don’t win, keep moving further right until you do. It couldn’t be more 1994 if Jerry Seinfeld showed up in a turquoise Geo Tracker to say, “Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.” Rather than make a pitch to a massive population of disaffected nonvoters, obsess over peeling off the odd Republican whose mind could be, but almost certainly will not be, changed.
Jason Kempin/Getty Images The Clinton-era avatar of respectable Democratic politics continues to confuse elite opinion with public sentiment. Ahh, 1994. What a time to be alive. Ill Communication, Monster, and Superunknown were blaring from every boom box and Chevy Cavalier cassette deck. Final Fantasy 3 had a generation of socially awkward kids glued to a Super Nintendo.
Bernie Sanders’ economic policies would be good for the American economy, according to a new book by a renowned economist.French economist Thomas Piketty said history has many examples of extreme inequality fostering healthy social democracies. His comments come days after a former Goldman Sachs chief
The United States’ annual budget deficit is set to reach nearly $1 trillion this year, more than four percent of GDP and up from $585 billion in 2016. As a result of the continuing shortfall, over the next decade, the national debt-the total amount owed by the U.S.
Maybe Buttigieg is unaware of the growing consensus among mainstream economists that the deficit hysteria of seven or eight years ago was greatly overblown. Last year the former top economists in the Obama administration published an article titled ” Who’s Afraid of Budget Deficits?”