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Monday, April 6, 2015

Booked #3: What Exactly is Neoliberalism? | Dissent Magazine

Booked #3: What Exactly is Neoliberalism? | Dissent Magazine:

 "Climate change, a crippled welfare state, the 2008 financial crisis, skyrocketing income inequality, political disappointments reaching back decades, terrible superhero movies grossing billions of dollars, and Tinder—these are just a few of the sins attributed to neoliberalism. But what exactly is neoliberalism? An economic doctrine? The revenge of capitalism’s ruling class? Or something even more insidious?
Wendy Brown takes up these questions, and more, in her latest work, Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution. A searching inquiry, the book is part historical study, part philosophical treatise, and part engaged polemic.

Scholarship on neoliberalism is booming, but Undoing the Demos highlights a subject too often neglected: the political consequences of viewing the world as an enormous marketplace. Her conclusions are grim, but that makes grappling with them all the more urgent.
—Timothy Shenk"

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Older employees stay in the workforce

Older employees stay in the workforce:

 ""My decision to work isn't financial," said the 80-year-old Strohfus. "I've been here at McDonald's for seven years, and, sometimes, I think it's time to quit, but I don't work many hours and I really do enjoy it. My job is one where you need to be able to get along with people and talk to people and I enjoy doing those things.""