If Neoliberalism Were to End, How Would We Know?

What will decide the fate of neoliberalism today is not the extent of the economic damage the virus wreaks — it is the extent to which the virus transforms popular expectations.

Columns of the tetrastyle temple, Tharros, Sinis Peninsula, Sardinia, Italy, Roman civilization, 1st century BC. Image Credit DEA / G. COZZI / Contributor Getty Images

Has the coronavirus doomed neoliberalism? You could be forgiven for thinking it has, given the disorienting stream of bizarro-world news headlines washing over us. Right-wing Repub­licans eagerly rush to hand out freshly printed money to the same hapless masses they once derided as “takers.” The Financial Times calls for “radical reforms — reversing the prevail­ing policy […]

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