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Friday, July 13, 2012

An Agreement to Fight Neoliberalism and Neoconservatism

There is nothing new, or "neo", about neoconservatism and neoliberalism. They have been tried before with the same disastrous results. Discredited by the Great Depression and WWII, they crawled off into the dark to lick their wounds until Reagan, Thatcher, and Mulroney started the comeback of the neoliberal economic and neoconservative political Utopianism that has resulted in a distopian reality for everyone but the purveyors. 

Below is a link to an agreement to push for real change and fight the neoagenda. 

I've already signed it. Let's replace their delusion with a sustainable reality.
 "Experience includes no relevant case where budget cuts have actually generated increased economic activity. The International Monetary Fund has studied 173 cases of budget cuts in individual countries and found that the consistent result is economic contraction. That is what is happening: the countries with the biggest budget cuts have experienced the biggest falls in output.
For the truth, as we can now see, is that budget cuts do not inspire business confidence. Companies will only invest when they can foresee enough customers with enough income to spend. Austerity discourages investment."