NEO-LIBERALISM -a discussion with David Levey & Linda Mussmann March. 6th at TSL
February 8th, 2020
Neo-Liberalism talk will be happening on March 6th Friday Night at TSL in Hudson.
My friend David Levey will be speaking about the merits of Neo-Liberalism and I will be countering the debate with my view of the hazards of Neo-Liberalism.
We will be having supper before hand 6:15 pm and talk starts at 7:00pm—
Neo-liberalism is what we are living today—it is the out of control financialization of everything. The removal of regulations so that markets have free rein to dictate the cost of everything from prescription drugs to the cost of water.
We are now living in a time of unfettered economics—this leads to the removal of regulations—Flint Michigan’s water supply for example in April 2014 led to a disaster when the city of Flint decided to remove clean water that was treated by Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River as the solution for cheaper water—The Flint River water proved to be toxic—and the Flint River water made the entire population of Flint sick —all because the city managers wanted to save money —between 6000 to 12,000 children drank dirty water contaminated with lead. Flint’s hope to cut costs and remove regulations is an example of Neo-liberalism at work.
Neo-liberalism has killed unions—kept the working class wages low—WTO -NAFTA-and the globalization of markets has made chaos here there and everywhere—simply put the rich get richer — the poor stay poor and the middle class diminishes.
A few more examples of Neo-liberalism are: the arrival of Amazon —the mega company that sells you everything and delivers the product to your door has been the reason for the loss of many retail stores from the landscape–AIRBNB’S deplete housing by removing rentals from the market—UBER uses independent drivers that compete with Taxi Cabs ruining cab company investments by flooding the markets with fleets of unregulated cars and independent drivers—(Cab drivers in NYC have been committing suicide because they no longer can make their living from driving in this hyper new competition) SO IF you want to know more show up and join in on this discussion. See you on Friday March 6th. www.timeandspace.org for details and reservations.