24 Aug '11, 6pm

My new post: How do you solve a problem like neoliberalism?

My new post: How do you solve a problem like neoliberalism?

Photo: r000pert There's been an interesting online debate over neoliberalism in the past few months. OK, people have been debating neoliberalism for decades now, but for some reason there's been a recent flurry of activity. I'd like to weigh in with some thoughts on an under-discussed aspect of the debate: how climate change and climate policy change the equation. But first, some background (in extremely crude terms). In the late '70s and early '80s, a new kind of politics emerged, seen as a middle path between the excesses of post-war statist liberalism and the brutality of conservative laissez-faire . Neoliberalism, as it came to be known (mostly by its opponents), accepted the neoclassical economic doctrine that open markets and minimal government intervention produce the greatest economic growth. Neoliberals generally oppose price and wage controls, support internation...

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