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POLITICS/ELECTIONS/CORRUPTION

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Apr 24 11:53

IF THE ELECTION WERE HELD TODAY, WHO WOULD YOU VOTE FOR?

Hillary
3% (81 votes)
Trump
97% (2390 votes)
Total votes: 2471
Apr 24 11:53

IF THE ELECTION WERE HELD TODAY, WHO WOULD YOU VOTE FOR?

Hillary
36% (199 votes)
Cruz
64% (352 votes)
Total votes: 551
Apr 24 11:53

IF THE ELECTION WERE HELD TODAY, WHO WOULD YOU VOTE FOR?

Hillary
16% (90 votes)
Kasich
84% (458 votes)
Total votes: 548

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Apr 16 09:38

Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

In The Road to Serfdom, published in 1944, Hayek argued that government planning, by crushing individualism, would lead inexorably to totalitarian control. Like Mises’s book Bureaucracy, The Road to Serfdom was widely read. It came to the attention of some very wealthy people, who saw in the philosophy an opportunity to free themselves from regulation and tax. When, in 1947, Hayek founded the first organisation that would spread the doctrine of neoliberalism – the Mont Pelerin Society – it was supported financially by millionaires and their foundations.

With their help, he began to create what Daniel Stedman Jones describes in Masters of the Universe as “a kind of neoliberal international”: a transatlantic network of academics, businessmen, journalists and activists. The movement’s rich backers funded a series of thinktanks which would refine and promote the ideology. Among them were the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Centre for Policy Studies and the Adam Smith Institute. They also financed academic positions and departments, particularly at the universities of Chicago and Virginia.

As it evolved, neoliberalism became more strident. Hayek’s view that governments should regulate competition to prevent monopolies from forming gave way – among American apostles such as Milton Friedman – to the belief that monopoly power could be seen as a reward for efficiency.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/15/neoliberalism-ideology-pr...

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