Saturday, August 11, 2012

Neo-liberals from the Third World...

Folks like Fareed Zakaria and others....is a funny situation. I see these folks as people who regard neoliberalism and the free market as new and exotic things, coming from cultures where these things either  don't exist, or haven't existed very long. They're infatuated with them....even though they haven't lived with them for very long, much as some people in the United States were infatuated with the Soviet Union despite never having visited it. For people who live here in the U.S., who actually grew with it, the situation is different, yet the media and the Right never tire of trotting out people from non-Western countries that have cheerfully bought into the gospel of the free market as proof that everyone who objects to it here are spoiled and overprivileged brats.

*on edit: these folks are like people from colonial countries who sung the praises of the occupier.

2 comments:

Lorraine said...

What's your take on Dambisa Moyo?

John Madziarczyk said...

I'm not familiar with her, what's her deal?