Philip mirowski never let a serious crisis go to waste

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Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown by Philip Mirowski

At the onset of the Great Recession, as house prices sank and joblessness soared, many commentators concluded that the economic convictions behind the disaster would now be consigned to history. Yet in the harsh light of a new day, attacks against government intervention and the global drive for austerity are as strong as ever. Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste is the definitive account of the wreckage of what passes for economic thought, and how neoliberal ideas were used to solve the very crisis they had created. Now updated with a new afterword, Philip Mirowski’s sharp and witty work provides a roadmap for those looking to escape today’s misguided economic dogma. 
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Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown

Look Inside. Apr 15, ISBN Jun 25, ISBN Jul 09, ISBN At the onset of the Great Recession, as house prices sank and joblessness soared, many commentators concluded that the economic convictions behind the disaster would now be consigned to history.

Surveying the American scene shortly after the end of the Civil War, Walt Whitman recoiled from another pandemonium unfolding before his eyes. But business ruled America, Whitman surmised, not only with lawyers and guns but also with the gaudy spells of avarice, the enchantments of the unrighteous and insatiable Mammon that beguiled the poor and downtrodden. Whitman saw the advent of a populist crusade against the chop-whiskered wolves of Wall Street. But what of our own era of robbery and scoundrelism? Despite the most serious economic crisis since the s, our own speculators and vulgarians have suffered nothing in the way of embarrassment or ignominy; indeed, many of those who designed and superintended the calamity remain in power, managing the reconstruction of the rubble with unrepentant, vainglorious aplomb. So with capital more brazenly entrenched than ever before, the contemporary American scene is bereft of anything but plutocratic vistas; capitalism remains the horizon of moral and political possibility.

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At the onset of the Great Recession, as house prices sank and joblessness soared, many commentators concluded that the economic convictions behind the disaster would now be consigned to history. Philip Mirowski finds an apt comparison to this situation in classic studies of cognitive dissonance. He concludes that neoliberal thought has become so pervasive that any countervailing evidence serves only to further convince disciples of its ultimate truth. This book shows how economic ideas caused the crisis. And it demonstrates their enduring triumph, which is that nothing has changed or will change, as we careen from the last disaster to the next one. Capital could not just abolish the gains of the postwar period. It was necessary to preserve social peace.

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  1. Galilah B. says:

    A powerful critique of neoclassical economics raises profound questions for all, says Christopher Phelps.

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