found the only book i’ll ever need to read
what became of your lamb, clarice?
Wikipedia has a pretty good article on neoliberalism but you have to read past the first paragraph which is about an out-of-date usage which was limited mostly to 1950s Europe.
In any modern context, “neoliberalism” is a reference to the economic policies championed by Milton Friedman and implemented by people like Pinochet. In other words, it is an extremely right-wing economic policy, focusing on total deregulation of everything and the imposition of inequality-based capitalism by any means necessary, generally military force, generally to the benefit of the dictator and his friends and family.
Neoliberalism is not the opposite of neoconservatism. Neoconservatism is a type of neoliberalism which adds in social conservatism and nation-building adventurism to the mix.
Don’t use “neoliberalism” if you want to talk about center-leftist politics in the US. If you want to talk about people who recycle, shop at expensive hippy groceries, and donate to NPR, the word you are looking for is “liberal” or “hippy” or “progressive” or “left winger” or “bleeding heart” or “socialist.”
Unless you genuinely believe that latte-drinkers support a military coup in order to impose a monopolist economic regime, with the populace kept in check by a brutal secret police and regular military action against unions and protestors. In which case, maybe you should make that argument?
This is not to say that neoliberalism is a non-issue in American politics. There are plenty of American neoliberals. Thomas Friedman, the great cheerleader authoritarian capitalism, is a pitch-perfect neoliberal. There’s plenty of reason to discuss neoliberalism in the US.
But just because “liberal” is a swear word in US politics doesn’t mean that “neoliberal” is the same thing at all. All I’m asking is, when you trash leftists to build up your political cred, at least use the right words to do it.
james turning down every hogsmeade invitation by telling them he’s going stag
Sirius spreading a rumour that he has a cat just so when people ask him about it he can go, “Nah, I’m a dog person.”
Peter being loud so when a teacher chews him out, he can promise to be “quiet as a mouse”
Remus turning into a fucking werewolf
New toys are so much fun!!
[I will NEVER EVER forgive the producers of DS9 for killing Jadzia. Don’t get me wrong, I like Ezri, but couldn’t they just have brought on Ezri Tigan and not Ezri Dax? I love Jadzia too much for her to have died! That makes me mad to no end!]
It gets worse when you know the trouble that resulted in Terry Farrell leaving could have been resolved if everyone had communicated better
This super awesome nerdfighter art has always been my favourite, and it served as my inspiration to write a Hank and John version of the Phineas and Ferb theme song.
(Lyrics can be found in the YouTube description!)
Yes, and yes, and yes!
“Don’t compare your Chapter 1 to someone else’s Chapter 20.” — TheDailyPositive.com (via thedailypozitive)
The thing that hurts me the most about Sirius and Harry is that when they looked at each other they were both hoping to see James
I’ve got like two hours of work left and all I’ve done is eat skittles and screw around
Our core system at work is down so I literally can’t do any work.
please enjoy this video of an action packed, high speed fight between two cats.