portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article reposts global

corporate dominance | labor

Libertarian Chaos

"After all the brinkmanship and game playing over the debt limit last year, and after being ridiculed by pretty much everyone, the Republicans are back at it. In an election year and with last year's plunge in the polls as evidence that voters just don't agree with their tactics."
"The breakdown occurs in pretending to be proffering scientifically based advice and in avoiding to make clear the assumptions necessary to arrive at the conclusions upon which that advice was based. It is the lack of transparency that is stunning and deeply corrosive. It is a betrayal of confidence. It is a persistent duping of generations of students who believe that they have learned some solid insights, when, in fact, all they have learned is one side of a many sided argument.

This effort to mask the real agenda of orthodox theory - to undermine the social structures put in place over the past seventy years - and to re-make society in the image of the naive worlds within the models of orthodoxy is appalling. And has been incredibly successful.

The infection has spread across the social sciences. It has infected business schools. It manifests itself in the stock market. In banking. In business media. In think tanks. In large public institutions. In the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. And in central banks most everywhere.

This hegemony of libertarian economics has been matched by a steady shift within the Republican party to the right. Sop far to the right that it now repudiates its own thinking and is trying to set out a new and wildly radical project to re-create an America long buried underneath the social, technological, and other advances of the past hundred years..."

to read "Libertarian Chaos" by Peter Radford published May 18, 2012, click on

 http://rwer.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/libertarian-chaos/

to read "Back to the Future" by Peter Radford published May 3, 2012, click on

 http://rwer.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/back-to-the-future-we-go/#more-8391

homepage: homepage: http://www.freembtranslations.net
address: address: http://www.wearemany.org


what is this crap? 25.May.2012 10:53

richard mitchell

Many grown-ups will obstinately persist, if only now and then, in composing small strings of sentences in their heads and achieving at least a momentary logic. This probably cannot be prevented, but we have learned how to minimize its consequences by arranging that such grown-ups will be unable to pursue that logic very far.

Agree OP's message is unclear 29.May.2012 11:08

anonus

Some wisdom possible peaks through:

"This effort to mask the real agenda of orthodox theory - to undermine the social structures put in place over the past seventy years - and to re-make society in the image of the naive worlds within the models of orthodoxy is appalling. And has been incredibly successful. "

If Op is referring to the Libertarian Right...which took over the official Libertarian Party in 2008 when Ron Paul's Newsletters drove the remaining lefty libs out of the ranks...this is correct. There is an attempt to "create their own reality" that equals the arrogance of the Bush years.

But the rest of Op is disjointed, repetitive and unclear. And if I'm completely wrong about the above interpretation, it only drives home OP's problem.

HELP! IS THERE AN EDITOR IN THE HOUSE? :P