By J. D. Taylor
Negative Capitalism: Cynicism within the Neoliberal Era deals a brand new conceptual framework for realizing the present monetary situation. via a ranging sequence of analyses and views, it argues that cynicism has turn into culturally embedded within the united kingdom and US as an impression of disempowerment by way of neoliberal capitalism. but regardless of the deprivation and cave in of key social infrastructure like consultant democracy, welfare, workers' rights and equivalent entry to assets, there has to this point been no collective, potent and sustained overthrow of capitalism. Why is that this?
The book's principal name is for brand spanking new innovations that resolve this narcissistic cynicism, embracing social democracy, constitutional rights, mass bankruptcies and animate sabotage. Kafka, Foucault, Ballard and de Sade are clashed with the X-Factor, ruinporn, London, and the paintings of Laura Oldfield Ford. Negative Capitalism's polemic is written to incite responses opposed to the cynical malaise of the neoliberal period.
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By the late 1930s, the western economies were slowly pulling out of the slump and demand rose with employment, as war led to large factory orders for guns, planes and assorted military paraphernalia. Nonetheless, by the 1940s and 1950s, the economic orthodoxy was largely abandoned for Keynesianism. Keynes suggested that economics has a psychological element: that if confidence is low, so too is consumption and growth. Prices, wages and interest rates may be ‘sticky’, by which Keynes meant they would not fall easily, because firms, banks and workers may be reluctant to lower them if they feel that they will still suffer when demand is low.
Welfare benefits have been reduced or abolished in parts of the globe including the US. Capitalist globalisation makes it difficult for trade unions to protect workers’ pay and conditions. Multinationals can keep moving to countries with ever lower wages, making it difficult for workers in developed countries to maintain employment and for those in poor countries to improve conditions. Democracy is another area of concern for the anti-capitalists. While the number of states with nominally democratic systems has increased, globalisation has robbed voters of much of their influence over governments.