The Techfare State: The ‘New’ Face of Neoliberal State Regulation

The Techfare State: The ‘New’ Face of Neoliberal State Regulation

A recent article in the New York Times takes aim at ‘How Big Tech Won the Pandemic’, highlighting how in the last year alone, Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook posted a combined revenue of more than $1.2 trillion. While the pandemic has resulted in the loss of both work and life the world over, companies like…

Disregarding History: Tigray and the Collapse of Evangelical Neoliberalism

Disregarding History: Tigray and the Collapse of Evangelical Neoliberalism

June 2021 Elections On June 21st Ethiopians headed to the polls. It was widely expected that the incumbent prime minister Abiy Ahmed would emerge the winner. 47 parties have participated in the general and regional elections. Abiy’s Prosperity Party leads the chart on the number of registered candidates contesting for seats at the parliament with…

Why the Neoliberal Drive to Privatize Everything Is Running Out of Gas

Why the Neoliberal Drive to Privatize Everything Is Running Out of Gas

Most Chileans recently voted out the remnants of military dictator Augusto Pinochet, along with Milton Friedman’s policies and many U.S. interventions. They are at work on a radically new Constitution. In the United States, former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden gave diminishing lip service to (or just ignored) neoliberal orthodoxy to push for…

From 1980s Neoliberalism to the Post Covid “New Normal”

From 1980s Neoliberalism to the Post Covid “New Normal”

Sold under the pretence of a quest for optimising well-being and ‘happiness’, capitalism thrives on the exploitation of peoples and the environment. What really matters is the strive to maintain viable profit margins. The prevailing economic system demands ever-increasing levels of extraction, production and consumption and needs a certain level of annual GDP growth for…