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  •  You mean the 20th century synthesis (5+ / 0-)
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    but that was imposed on Capital against its will, by domestic and foreign labor and socialist movements, reformists and revolutionaries.  Now the reality and the fear of such movements are at an end.  The only challenges to the unthreatened ideological supremacy of neoliberal capitalism are from even further to its right.  All leftist movements on a global scale, outside of Latin America, have been absolutely crushed to the point of permanent inability to reconstitute itself.

    Ever been to a town where there was one of the great IWW strikes a century ago?  Lawrence, MA, or Little Falls, N Y?  The phenomenon is the same.  All hope for a voice in their own  future, all will to resist the rule of Big Money has been entirely drained out of the working people.   We know see this phenomenon settling in on a global scale.  Even Latin America is in a shaky situation, look at leader Brazil where IMF type neoliberalism is back in the saddle, and the ruthless destruction of workers organizations that led to the founding of the PT in the first place is being recapitulated.  

    An elected president in central America was recently overthrown in a coup supported by the DC Consensus for the grievous sin of allowing banana-pickers to charge 10 cents more per case of bananas.  Ten cents per case.  That's about a quarter of a cent per banana.  What a brutal infringement on the gods of the market.  Overthrow Zelaya now!

    That's how "the free market" operates with such "optimum efficiency".

    Clap On, Clap Off, The Clapper!

    by ActivistGuy on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 07:55:54 PM PDT

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    •  full neolib capitalism does not exist (0+ / 0-)

      see also full free market capitalism.

      "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." - Thomas Paine

      by shrike on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 08:09:07 PM PDT

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