For those who can’t get enough of the left-neoliberalism debate: Mike Konczal has an excellent and useful post at Rortybomb that takes a stab at delineating just what makes U.S. left-neoliberism neoliberal, at a policy level.
The short version:
- subsidizing private providers instead of public provision.
- “pity-charity liberalism” versus welfare universalism
- the fetish for competition
- the focus on “egalitarian” supply-side measures, instead of demand
Read the whole thing, as they say.
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