Washington’s Not-So-Invisible Hand: It’s Not Economics, It’s Empire

Published: 1/07/2016
Washington’s Not-So-Invisible Hand: It’s Not Economics, It’s Empire
Source: WWW.COUNTERPUNCH.ORG

Scottish philosopher Adam Smith famously noted the "invisible hand" of the market that shaped the character of economies near and far. The rightwing neoliberal capitalist movement, dominant in the West since the early Seventies, has turned this phrase into the sacrosanct dictum of its secular religion. All human behavior must be submitted to the "free market." (This is the notional credo, but

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