Anti Neoliberal Brexit

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I think I’m getting it. Along with racism and xenophobia, Brexit is a vote against the very “neoliberal” economic order that we are supposed to despise with such rigor. As it turns out, Brexit would not have been won without voters from traditional Labor seats in England and Wales voting against…neoliberal economics based on the free movement of labor and trade across open borders. That the far right organized more rigorous opposition to neoliberalism than did the left is the sad truth. Is it going to turn out that there might be something worse than neoliberalism?

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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2 Responses to Anti Neoliberal Brexit

  1. Jon Awbrey says:

    That seems to be what I’m hearing from the more thoughtful Leavers on my FB feed, for example, citing opinions like this:

    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/06/brexit-the-crisis-begins.html

  2. dmf says:

    the economy certainly isn’t going to get any better there (even London is likely to suffer as banking, real-estate, etc take a hit) so yeah a likely rise in UKIP types seems inevitable.
    this is how it is going to go I’m afraid now that the post-WW2 econ bubble has popped, can’t literally build our ways out of it this time…
    http://www.wnyc.org/story/americas-student-debt-crisis-bubble-about-burst

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