Crantag wrote:I think neoliberalism is a bunch of bullshit. As an ethos, I think it seeks one-size-fits-all solutions, which are tailor made for policy implementation, but which neglect complexity. This is appealing to politicians.
Privatization is a big one.
You raised a huge question, and I can't give a complete answer, just a couple thoughts, the above of which is one.
I think neoliberalism's failures are self-evident and incredibly numerous.
But another of neoliberalism's conveniences is that it benefits the monied classes. This gives it political clout.
Yes it does benefit the monied classes. That was covered in the TED talk video by the Nick man.
It is a false narrative.
So now the question becomes what @Steve_American wanted to distinguish? Which economists are 'mainstream' and which are not?
Obviously the neoliberal modle as @late has pointed out? Has been put through the shredder.
What will replace it? What are the innovative and new models?
The answer are cooperative models that emphasize not greed but cooperation and reciprocity.
The logic behind reciprocity? In anthropology one tries to find answers to human behavior. Our closest cousins in terms of DNA are primates. Chimps, guerillas, and orangutans and among these are bonobos and capuchin monkeys.
F. De Waal wrote a novel that I loved and was highly entertaining Steve_American, it was entitled Chimpanzee Politics (power plays among chimp groups--hint hint, it is surprisingly similar to human behavior with political power plays) there is another behavior study ( inequality and fairness), in which he also studies things like reciprocity. Humans and it turns out monkeys also notice what kind of thing is going on next door to them and with their neighbors...and they make conclusions, they protest, they react, to many things.
Here is an interesting video:
You think people don't know when they are getting stiffed with pay or benefits and will just accept it forever....? Lol. No.
People share a lot with the other primate ancestors. Including knowing when they are not getting what is fair.
y deja que mi alma se- pierda en- tus riachuelos
para buscar la fuente que te robó de niño
y en un ímpetu loco te devolvió al sendero.