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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 03:50 PM

How Neoliberalismís Moral Order Feeds Fraud and Corruption




Corporate fraud is not just present, but is widespread in many neoliberalised economies of both income-rich and income-poor countries. Volkswagenís emissions cheating scandal is perhaps the most recent and most startling example, but the automobile industry is only one of many sectors, including banking and the arms industry, where scandals have become commonplace. Certain practices and norms that many people in the global North considered shocking only a while ago have become routine in public life.

The financial industry, whether in the US, UK, or Germany, has become characterised for years now by extensive and escalating fraud. Arguably, bankers have never been as unpopular as they are right now. It is not difficult to see why. The most vulnerable in society have suffered the most as a result of public sector cuts in western Europe. You can draw a straight line between these cuts and the post-2008 bank bailouts and market-saving interventionism of governments.

One interesting indicator of the strength of popular censure aimed at the bankers can be found on the front pages of some traditionally right-wing newspapers; newspapers that hardly have a track record of critiquing capitalism.

Full read here:
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/23/how-neoliberalisms-moral-order-feeds-fraud-and-corruption/

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newthinking Jun 2016 OP
RegexReader Jun 2016 #1
DemFromPittsburgh Jun 2016 #2
NorthCarolina Jun 2016 #3
nikto Jun 2016 #4
nashville_brook Jun 2016 #5
nikto Jun 2016 #6

Response to newthinking (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 04:02 PM

1. for true transparency

why shouldn't we get to see Hillary's speeches to the various business groups on YouTube?

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Response to RegexReader (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 04:03 PM

2. Because the primaries are over.

 

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Response to RegexReader (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 04:58 PM

3. You won't hear it

 

because I bet there are, at a minimum, some promises to push for TPP.

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Response to newthinking (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 09:29 PM

4. Good thread

 

Dear God, do I ever agree ---- Neoliberalism is a real threat to us all.

But I get the distinct feeling, here on DU,
lots of folks are, sadly, entirely unclear on the term.

But not us.

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Response to nikto (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 11:15 PM

5. maybe this will be a teachable moment

then again you'd think our last 30 years of neoliberal failure in the US would have provided ample opportunity for people to familiarize themselves with the concept.

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Response to newthinking (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 02:39 AM

6. More neoliberalism for The People ...

 

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