Neoliberalism

Today, writer and editor David Klion (@DavidKlion) joins us to discuss how the left should orient itself to the Trump/Russia investigation. The thriving ecosystem of russia conspiracy theory and disinformation. What’s ‘real’ with the Russia story with regard to both ‘collusion’ and money-laundering? How the real story should be focused on the anti-democratic nature of […]
Author Thomas Frank reflects on the end of the Bill O’Reilly era. The development of O’Reilly’s persona. The renewed Sanders and Clinton battle. The bizarre anti Sanders bias of some of the Democratic elite. The Democratic elites failed belief in big data. Why Elizabeth Warren needs to run for President. The cult of the curator. […]
Steve Mims, the director of the film Starving the Beast explains the attack on funding for public universities and the language of “disruptive innovation” policy. The drive to slash public higher education and reinvent the value of education. The false assumptions behind the neoliberal turn in higher education. Imposing market-based metrics on non-market institutions. What […]
Jimmy Dore, the host of the Jimmy Dore Show and a TYT contributor, explains what Bernie Sanders has done for the progressive movement in America. How Bernie Sanders campaigns. The endless problems with hillary Clinton. Can we afford to vote for another neoliberal? How Democrats shifted to the Right. Would Obamacare would have passed under […]
Professor and author of  Crowds and Party Jodi Dean explains how individualism undermines modern organizing. Why the problem is bigger than neoliberalism. The left and discipline. How we can have collective politics and why we need it. The distinction between liberalism and the left from the perspective of political theory. Is the individual a fiction? How Capitalism […]
How stock options helped create create obscene levels of CEO pay and why incentives in modern Capitalism are all about short term gain. The problem with Stock buybacks and why the SEC is asleep at the helm. Governor Sam Brownback continues his Right Wing destruction agenda for the state of Kansas. The attack on public […]
Jacobin Editor,  Megan Erickson, explains the new technology myth spreading across Public Education. Paulo Freire’s critique of the “banking” model of education and what is an abundance mentality in education. The movement towards privatising education and the business opportunity it poses. The private school chain in Peru that inspires privacy advocates in the United States. […]
NPR reporter and author of the new book the  The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing–But You Don’t Have to Be, Anya Kamenetz, explains the history of America’s obsession with test taking. The conflicting political drives behind the testing movement. The connection between theories of intelligence and eugenics. Why higher test scores don’t […]
Wendy Brown a Professor of Political Science at the University of California Berkeley and author of Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution explains the idea of Demos and how it drives our Democracy. How Neoliberalism shrinks our capacity to be human and undermines democracy. Are human beings only economic? The debate inside extreme Neoliberalism. The effort to engineer the […]
McMaster University Professor and author of  Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education Henry Giroux explains what exactly Neoliberalism is, why civic literacy is a threat to Neoliberalism, the public education crisis, why Neoliberals view the function of government as protecting the 1%, the delusions that drive the school privatization movement, the ideology of civic illiteracy, the distortion of freedom […]