Richard Murphy says:
June 19 2016 at 11:13 am
People have rejected neoliberalism

Who won the last election? The one before that?

7 thoughts on “Rilly?”

  1. Neoliberal = a policy “I” don’t like that is more in line with Thatcher than the post-war consensus.

    Therefore, Cameron’s governments are absolutely neoliberal.

    Tim has missed something here though. Murphy’s claim is that those voting Brexit are rejecting neoliberalism.

    Therefore a vote for Remain would be a vote for neoliberalism. I don’t think he’s thought this through.

  2. He considers Blair to be a neoliberal, so on his own definition we havent rejected neoliberalism since 1974

  3. “People have rejected neoliberalism”

    In what passes for his mind, I think he assumes implicitly that neo-liberals are morally deficient, not fully human and so not people.

  4. “People have rejected neoliberalism””

    Translation: ‘All the people who agree with me have rejected neoliberalism, and as I’m the only person whose opinion counts, thats everyone’.

  5. IMHO he is claiming that anyone who voted for Cameron and Osborne rejected neoliberalism. The fallacy is that as neo-liberalism was on offer almost nowhere, there wasn’t actually an opportunity to reject it.

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