Consumer or citizen

We were no longer citizens, but taxpayers, and now we have been further reduced to consumers, exercising our democratic rights through this megaphone. The consumer is sold things, not necessarily the things they want, and the things are nonetheless needed, and very expensive. Consumers can express their displeasure and be treated with unvarying politeness, but … More Consumer or citizen

Neoliberal culture

There are at least four books with this title, and more that address some aspect of the idea that neoliberalism has a culture, and that we are in it. Jeremy Gilbert: “What kind of thing is ‘neoliberalism’? This collection of essays explores a range of possible answers to this question, arguing that neoliberalism is a … More Neoliberal culture