Neoliberal Shock Doctrine Meets the Coronavirus

Forty years of market fundamentalism has turned the Yankeedom infrastructure into a scarecrow. This is the reason we have a shortage of hospital beds, lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), the worst unemployment benefits, the worst paid sick leave and worst worker retraining programs in the industrialized world. But the same neoliberal capitalists have billions of dollars of free money for large companies and trillions for banks, credit card and mortgage companies. All this indicates they have learned nothing from the crash of 2008.

 

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