The first is that the world did change. The fact is that the banking crisis did signal the end of neoliberalism: whatever it might have promised failed with the queues at Northern Rock and the subsequent collapse of Lehman. It was simply not possible thereafter to suggest that light touch, unfettered market capitalism where competition could supposedly ordain the correct allocation of resources for society was tenable as a basis for organising society.
Still strange that those places which have something akin to this light touch regulated capitalism and markets are the rich places in the world, those doing what some fat porker insists everyone should do are the poor ones.
I offer Sr. Maduro as an example…..