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Death to Neo-Liberalism by Party9999999 Death to Neo-Liberalism by Party9999999
Because Greed isn't good
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fourwonsix Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
LOL CRIPPLECOCK!!!!

(BTW I'm more of a Libertarian.)
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I have seen the famous 'Encerclement" documentary and agrees.
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Dravazed Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Tweeted this. Great idea/design. Thanks.
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The-Laughing-Rabbit Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Neo-liberalism, when forced upon a developing country by a developed one, might as well be called colonialism. The same thing is accomplished, the economy is dominated by said developed country. Basically the relationship between most of Latin America and the U.S.
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NurIzin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Actually, Africa suffered a lot from this nas well in the 80's, with these bloody "structural adjustment" programs.
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The-Laughing-Rabbit Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Latin America is just a little closer to home for me so to speak. I know more people who lived in those countries than the ones in Africa.
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NurIzin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Sure, was just to precise that the IMF did the same with the rest of the world. We quite saw it in depth last year in one of my course at university, with a teacher who worked at lot in Africa, so, the concrete examples I've in head are from this continent.
Quite ironically, it's now the turn to European people to slowly fall under the same neoliberal tyranny, Greece being the first victim for now. It it continues that way, Europeans will live in conditions similar to countries in the third world who are under the iron fist of IMF, WTO and World Bank. Except that here we're atttacked by our own organisations : UE and European Bank.
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The-Laughing-Rabbit Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The IMF also did it to Poland following Solidarność's sort of revolution. If it wasn't for that, Poland would have likely stayed a socialist country, just independent from the soviet Union. South Africa might have become a socialist country too, if it wasn't for the IMF.

what's happening in the post-industrial countries is that because enough foreign markets are opened up now, large global corporations don't need any kind of strong middle class to keep demand high. So now, the goal isn't so much to further open markets, but to completely suppress anything coming out of the middle class. And when you have corporations that powerful, they can easily control our own governing institutions.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Greed isn't good?

Funny coming from someone who wants what other people produce.
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The-Laughing-Rabbit Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
getting something someone else produced? you mean profit?
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NuminiousNihil Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I think we need to clarify words here. Acquiring what is produced by someone else is not the definition of profit. If I make a purchase, i'm exchanging currency for something that someone else produced. The other party is said to gain by the exchange, but I did not produce the currency.

By produce I mean create by my own skill and craft.

Even if I trade an item with someone, a shovel for a bedside stand for example. I might not have produced the shovel, and the other party might not have produced the stand, but we both profit from the exchange.
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The-Laughing-Rabbit Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
according to Adam Smith's Labor Theory of Value, one of the cornerstones of modern economics, a good or service's value is directly related to the labor used to create it. In this sense, when a product or service is sold by some company, any value beyond overhead is compensation to the laborer for his time. So, profit in this context, is the value not paid to the working hand who rightfully deserves it.
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NuminiousNihil Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I can understand up to the point where the conclusion, the definition of profit, is drawn in context. I want to be sure i'm clear on that last part though. Profit is the gain made by the company in not giving the full value of a worker's labor back to them?
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The-Laughing-Rabbit Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Basically yes. Profit is what isn't paid to laborers. Classical economics is perfectly aware of this, but never made a concern out of it, because in a pre-industrialized economy where the market was dominated by small artisans and craftsmen, ideal competition was easier to achieve, so there was an equilibrium between price and cost, keeping profits very minimal. However, we live in a post industrialized economy dominated by massive corporations of varying sizes, and that ideal competition is merely a pipe dream, and profits are massive. Our economy is the large scale shortchanging of the working class.
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NuminiousNihil Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Fair enough. I'll concede the definition in context. I can't say I've studied the matter enough to offer anything meaningful to what's been said.
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thymouse Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
The GOP are hoping for? Please, elaborate.

Restricted and unrestricted, in your terms, are radical.

Most 'GOP' voters don't want unchecked trade, rather lessen certain barriers that have been proven completely ineffective and anti-progress.

Go ahead, call me ignorant, but I say it like it is, you're wrong.
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hesamkarkas Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i know what ur saying and i agree...i live in Iran ;) cheers
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nanashi89 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
If possible, can you change it to "Kill Neo-Facism before it kills all of us?"

I don't think that greed understands or cares about the concept of Liberalism or Conservatism.
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ZS3 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
The fuck are you talking about?
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Daedor Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
:iconmittromneyplz::iconsaysplz:Why do you hate freedom?
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Jmoc1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Because it ain't freedom if someone else is doing the oppression.
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ashimbabbar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
in American English, Liberal = left-wing. So this piece is apt to create confusion.
Just saying.
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NurIzin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Doit-on vraiment s'adapter à l'ignorance politique crasse de certains "Américains"? S'ils ignorent que le libéralisme s'est toujours opposé au socialisme, et donc à la gauche, que le néolibéralisme fut l'idéologie appliquée par Tatcher, Pinochet et Reagan, et suivie par le reste des partis conservateurs dans le monde occidental depuis lors, c'est pa notre problème. Ils ne font que perdent toute crédibilité intellectuelle aux yeux du monde.
Certes le libéralisme fut un temps une idéologie de gauche à ses débuts, mais c'était avant l'apparition du socialisme.
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pinchback Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's more that in the US, economic liberalism was really the status quo, so our Conservative party IS the liberal party (at least in the market sense).
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Tatsumi67 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
You know what neo-liberalism is right? It has nothing to do with the left wing. Neoliberalism is a term for open market, unrestricted free trade. It is the kind of no holds barred, ruthless and cut-throat capitalism that the imperialsit dogs (The GOP) are hoping for.


But I'm guessing you knew that.Please know that not all Americans are that clueless.
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thymouse Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
The GOP are hoping for? Please, elaborate.

Restricted and unrestricted, in your terms, are radical.

Most 'GOP' voters don't want unchecked trade, rather lessen certain barriers that have been proven completely ineffective and anti-progress.

Go ahead, call me ignorant, but I say it like it is, you're wrong.
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
"Most 'GOP' voters don't want unchecked trade"

Shame their leaders aren't with them on that one then
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thymouse Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Please, elaborate, and cite references.
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
You first, for your point ;)
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:iconthymouse:
thymouse Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
No sir, when I ask first, I don't respond with examples when not having my original question responded to. That's notably disrespectful.
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Ok, then it's my word against yours and vice versa for your point. Nothing has been established.
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pinchback Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
The lack of common sense restrictions on trade has already decimated the American labor force and suppressed long-term wage growth. I'd like to know which barriers GOP voters want to erode further and how they think they would lead to progress/prosperity for anyone but the super-rich.

It's no secret that the GOP unilaterally opposes regulation (and has traditionally fought it or weakened it at every turn, even when it made sense, e.g. after the 2008 crisis) and advocates privatization, whether it makes sense or not. They scream about regulation and high taxes when American CEOs are the richest in the world and made record profits in 2011.
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thymouse Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Please, elaborate with specific examples and cite your sources.
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pinchback Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
If you want to read about the effects of free trade on domestic workers, it's a well-discussed subject. (here's a site I found in a couple seconds, but you're welcome to seek out more [link]). It's really basic economics and economists predicted the outcome before it happened.

Other than that, I don't really plan on writing a college paper here about it. You can find arguments on both sides about it online pretty easily and make up your own mind, my friend. Just check the sources. :)
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thymouse Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
For the record, I do not approve of NAFTA.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Notice he isn't able to argue his point, once you asked for specifics.
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Tatsumi67 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I'm not going to call you anything. Don't really care that much. Sorry.

Have a nice day!
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