does not necessarily have to be neoliberal and neoliberalism does not have any
necessary connection to austerity. But taken together they represent a toxic
combination, one that attacks us body and soul.
eats its young, requiring higher and higher ‘attainment’ for diminishing
reward. The relentless individualisation of late neoliberalism reads structural failures as failures of character.
The present day metaphor is the
‘Zombie’ economy depicting the economic system as an unthinking monster in
relentless pursuit of a single objective. Part of the Anti-Austerity and Media Activism series with Goldsmiths.
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In a statement, SDLP MP Mark Durkan called on the Irish government to convene an All-Party Forum for political parties from the north and south of Ireland to consider issues arising from EU Referendum leave vote.
The myths on which Benefits Street
was based – namely the myth of so-called “workless communities” – are
demonstrably false; however the furore it has generated demonstrates that the
politics of class and representation still matter.