Understanding Sustainability

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Crouch, Colin. 2011. The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism. Polity Press, Cambridge.

  • My note: Why didn't the financial crisis of 2008 result in the death of neoliberalism? The answer it seems is that the large corporations did not let that happen. This would support the thesis that we now exist in a society dominated by an inverted totalitarian system.
  • Several factors have brought us to this situation:

    -Most obviously, the lobbying power of firms whose donations are of growing importance to cash-hungry politicians and parties;

    -The weakening of competitive forces by firms large enough to shape and dominate their markets;

    -The power over public policy exercised by corporations enjoying special relationships with government as they contract to deliver public services;

    -The moral initiative that is grasped by enterprises that devise their own agendas of corporate social responsibility.

Giroux, Henry A. 2015. "Democracy in Crisis, the Specter of Authoritarianism, and the Future of Higher Education." Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs 1(7):101-113. [PDF] [related interview with author]

  • "Boardman (2014) argues, the destruction of higher education, by the forces of commerce and authoritarian politics is a sad illustration of how the democratic ethos (educate everyone to their capacity, for free) has given way to exploitation (turning students into a profit center that has the serendipitous benefit of feeding inequality; para 3)." (p. 107)
  • "Higher education must be widely understood as a democratic public sphere—a space in which education enables students to develop a keen sense of prophetic justice, claim their moral and political agency, utilize critical analytical skills, and cultivate an ethical sensibility through which they learn to respect the rights of others." (p. 110)

Hardin, Carolyn. 2014. "Finding the 'Neo' in Neoliberalism." Cultural Studies 28(2):199-221.

  • "...what is new in neoliberalism is what I call corporism, the privileging of the form and position of corporations." (p. 199)
  • My note: Even self-described progressives unwittingly support this process in the name of corporate social responsibility, unaware that they are empowering an inverted totalitarian regime.

McAfee, Kathleen. 2012. "The Contradictory Logic of Global Ecosystem Services Markets." Development and Change 43(1):105-131.

Meadway, James and Kirsty Styles. 2015. Beginners Guide to Neoliberalism. Weekly Economics Podcast, Six-part Miniseries, New Economics Foundation, London. [podcast]  

Monbiot, George. 2016. "Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems." The Guardian 15 April. 

Oreskes, Naomi and Erik M. Conway. 2013. "The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future." Dædalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences 142(1):41-58. [PDF]

Shiva, Vandana. 2013. "How economic growth has become anti-life. An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development." The Guardian 1 November.

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