​#1126 Explaining the concept you need to understand, Neoliberal Economics

Air Date: 8-15-2017

Today we look at the origins, underpinnings and effects of neoliberal economic thinking and policies. #1, it has nothing to do with who Americans think of as “liberals”. #2, both major US political parties are on board with it to varying degrees. #3, it’s pretty much what everyone in the world is pissed off about without necessarily knowing that there’s a name for it

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Neoliberalism is focusing on the wrong aspects of the economy and society - Upstream - Air Date 8-29-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A

Ch. 4: Act 2: Noam Chomsky on the remaking of the economy - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 5-20-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  inequality - Mark Shine

Ch. 6: Act 3: Robert Brenner on the state of the US economy and mainstream politics Part 1 - Jacobin Radio (@jacobinmag) - Air Date 7-31-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Class Warfare - Chris Priest

Ch. 8: Act 4: Wall Street thieves find “New Way” to steal from us - Jim @HightowerNews - Air Date 8-11-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Robber Barons - Battlefield Band

Ch. 10: Act 5: Robert Brenner on the state of the US economy and mainstream politics Part 2 - Jacobin Radio (@jacobinmag) - Air Date 7-31-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Hang Me Up to Dry - Cold War Kids

Ch. 12: Act 6: Expand Your Economic Knowledge with The CORE Project - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard

Ch. 14: Act 7: The Outdated Origins of Neo-Liberalism.  It's Time to Move On (w:Guest Kate Raworth) - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date 05-04-17


Ch. 15: Explaining the original argument for lowering taxes - Patrick from Dallas, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 16: Final comments announcing the Best of the Left Social Network

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone



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Making economics exciting (Bloomberg)

Does economics still work? (BBC World Service)

Has the way universities teach economics changed enough? (The Guardian)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Showing 4 reactions

  • Jay Tomlinson
    commented 2017-08-19 21:50:43 -0400
    It’s not unreasonable to still be unclear halfway thr explanation but I made the show with the intention of having it explained by the end. Not much I can do for those who decide not to finish.
  • Jenny Robbins
    commented 2017-08-19 19:39:01 -0400
    Love all your podcasts, but was confused by this one. Had to stop listening halfway through because I obviously still didn’t understand what neoliberalism is. FYI because others might feel the same way.
  • Jay Tomlinson
    commented 2017-08-16 09:02:32 -0400
    My mistake, I included the link in the notes that went out with the show but forgot to add them to the website notes. Follow this link to access the social network: https://best-of-the-left.mn.co/share/wsOdDdL7Wsbj_j5H?utm_source=manual
  • Tatiana Makovkin
    commented 2017-08-15 19:52:41 -0400
    Where’s the info about your new social media experiment? Please loop me in. Thanks
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