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On reading more about neo-liberalism

Posted by Thinker on December 15, 2007 at 07:13:26

In Reply to: Re: Game theory posted by CB on December 14, 2007 at 19:40:19:

I'm not so sure I fit in that category completely.

When I read the wiki page about "Neoliberalism in International Relations" I could identify with most of it, especially Keohane and Nye. It was an acknowledgement of existing processes, a way to understand what forces are at play, a theory based on observation.

When I went to the Neoliberalism page however, to the section "Policies Advanced by Neoliberalism," I could not agree with everything Neoliberals are supposed to stand for. Some of what they advocate I believe paves the way for much of the problems in the world--depletion of the earth's resources to feed the core, unfair trade advantage, and unfair manipulation of markets by stronger players, the corruption of valuable institutions which shouldn't be privatized, the loss of counter-balancing forces in labor relations, the removal of ways in which weaker states can protect themselves, and opportunity for external players and banks to create dependency and debt.