For a time, neoliberalism was one of the trendiest political terms, used to describe nearly anything that was wrong with global economic policy. Now, it has become equally fashionable to declare neoliberalism over, to insist everything has changed in light of the 2008 collapse, the rise of Trump, and the catastrophe of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this session, we will ask: what actually is neoliberalism—and is it coming to an end? In our meeting, we will discuss David Harvey and Naomi Klein’s influential conceptions of neoliberalism, as well as Damien Cahill’s examination of “embedded neoliberalism” in the wake of the global financial crisis.
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The Philly Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Marxism Reading Group meets via Zoom on alternating Wednesdays to discuss issues in socialist theory and strategy.
Each meeting, we’ll look at a specific topic, including theories of the State, gender, imperialism,hegemony, and the origin of capitalism itself. Along the way, we’ll read some of the most influential Marxist theorists, including Angela Davis, Louis Althusser, Ellen Meiksins Wood, CLR James, and Rosa Luxemburg.
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