Neoliberalism, economic crisis and subject

The current economic crisis, which began in 2008, has been produced from the excesses of the neoliberal system, the latest version of capitalism. This is based on the deregulation, privatization and dismantling of the welfare state, born after the Second World War. The Friedmanian claim that the free market is a perfect scientific system in which individuals acting in their own interest create, for the benefit of all, as many potential advantages as possible is a fallacy whose effects have been suffered by millions of people. Once the crisis was triggered, its consequences have impacted very negatively on the health and mental health of people. In this paper some of these effects are discussed and collective responsibility called upon.

Josep Moya Ollé
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