On Zombie Government and Survival Plans

Posted: October 25, 2012 in Economics, Politics
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Every 30 to 40 years, the prevailing political ideology, and it’s accompanying economic ideology, reaches the end of it’s useful life.

The introduction of neo-liberalism was 40 years ago now. It’s reached the end of it’s useful life, stagnated, and caused massive amounts of damage – just like Social Democracy did, back in 1975. We are now in a transitional period… still reliant on the old ways, but with an effective growing consensus that we need a new way forward.

The purpose of this neo-liberal Tory-led Government, however, is to use what time it has left to implement neo-liberal policies as deeply and strongly as possible, while it’s still in fact possible to do so.

It’s for that reason that we’re seeing the ultimate neo-liberal tool, as espoused by Milton Friedman…. the tool that ruined Chile and ultimately created Pinochet… Disaster Capitalism. It is their hope that by using this tool, neo-liberal ideology will become too far engrained to remove from society, and that they can continue to win elections. The fact that Labour are 8 points ahead in the polls in spite of this effort only goes to show that there is indeed a growing consensus against this ideology.

This is a zombie Government that doesn’t even know it’s dead yet, walking on the rotting legs of a zombie ideology that won’t have the muscles to move much longer, unless it infects everything it can touch as quickly as possible.

A recent article on the Huffington Post, by a Tory, dispelling the myths, and more accurately, lies, told by the current Tory-led Coalition Government on the subject of the economy, makes this point very clear.

This, folks, is ‘Disaster Capitalism’ at it’s finest.


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