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  •  defend (5+ / 0-)

    Defend a gobbledy gook straw man?  It appears to be a conflagration of neocon and liberal in an attempt to smear denigrate the people you attempt to attach the label to so that you can then ascribe positions to them that they don't hold.  It is all very circular nonsense.

    •  Google "neoliberalism." (8+ / 0-)

      Maybe you'll learn something.

      "Exxon’s CEO was recently quoted as saying, ‘What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?’, as if the future of humanity could be separated from the ecosystems on which we depend." -- Charlotte Wilson

      by Cassiodorus on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 05:57:16 PM PDT

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      •  for shits and giggles (2+ / 0-)
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        jan4insight, ballerina X

        I googled it.  Apparently it was coined in the 1930s to mean one thing[strong state control of the markets to prevent the excesses/pitfalls of laissez-faire capitalism] before fading from use before spanish resurrected it in the 80s to mean the opposite where it migrated back to English.  Now both uses are sometimes used.  As I said, gobbledy gook.

        •  You didn't read shits, nor giggles. (3+ / 0-)
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          poligirl, 4kedtongue, kharma

          Try again.

          "Exxon’s CEO was recently quoted as saying, ‘What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?’, as if the future of humanity could be separated from the ecosystems on which we depend." -- Charlotte Wilson

          by Cassiodorus on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 07:44:19 PM PDT

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          •  wikipedia (0+ / 0-)
            Neoliberalism was an economic philosophy that emerged among European liberal scholars in the 1930s attempting to chart a so-called ‘Third’ or ‘Middle Way’ between the conflicting philosophies of classical liberalism and collectivist central planning.[1] The impetus for this development arose from a desire to avoid repeating the economic failures of the early 1930s which conventional wisdom of the time tended to blame on unfettered capitalism, and a simultaneous concern with avoiding the inhumanity of National Socialism. In the decades that followed, neoliberal theory tended to be at variance with the more laissez-faire doctrine of classical liberalism and promoted instead a market economy under the guidance and rules of a strong state, a model which came to be known as the social market economy.
            Is that what you mean?
      •  Actually I did just that. (2+ / 0-)
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        jan4insight, Hammerhand

        Because I thought I was missing something here, but I came to the conclusion that your interjecting neo-liberalism into the whole sux/rox genre just didn't jive at all.

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