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What Were the Left Neoliberals Thinking? -- James Fallows

What Were the Left Neoliberals Thinking? -- James Fallows
Craft beer, brought to you by left neoliberalism Photo by Jose Hernandez-Uribe / Unsplash

James Fallows returns to the show to discuss what left neoliberalism was and its place in the late New Deal era.

Anyone who has ever enjoyed a craft beer has benefitted from left neoliberalism and its dreaded "deregulation." Anyone alive in the 21st century has suffered under the corporatist excesses of right neoliberalism. Did they have anything in common? And where do Jimmy Carter and Ralph Nader fit into the picture(besides the fact that James wrote for both of them)?

Here's my very brief podcast explanation of the different uses of the word neoliberal: Neoliberalism

James also provided a few articles for context:

The original manifesto for neoliberalism from the left by Charlie Peters: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1982/09/05/a-neo-liberals-manifesto/21cf41ca-e60e-404e-9a66-124592c9f70d/

A recent look back at Peters' neoliberalism: https://washingtonmonthly.com/2017/07/17/we-need-to-stop-arguing-about-neoliberalism/

A 1993 article by James Fallows  criticizing right-wing neoliberalism (aka corporatism or laissez-faire capitalism or "Anglo-sphere economic orthodoxy"): https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1993/12/how-the-world-works/305854/