A Brief History of Neoliberalism

  title={A Brief History of Neoliberalism},
  author={David Allen Harvey},
  journal={The Anti-Capitalist Chronicles},
  • D. Harvey
  • Published 20 October 2020
  • Political Science
  • The Anti-Capitalist Chronicles
Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Its spread has depended upon a reconstitution of state powers such that privatization, finance, and market processes are emphasized. State interventions in the economy are minimized, while the obligations of the state to provide for the welfare of its citizens are diminished… 
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