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Thread: The Good Old Days of Neoliberalism.

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    Default The Good Old Days of Neoliberalism.

    A few days ago I said it was odd for Barty, a 24 year old, to identify so strongly as New Labour. It's a core part of his identity. He's as passionate about it as third is about Kommunism. But once I'd said it I starting thinking, well Barty was born into this world
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    Stabber. And I thought, fucking hell, if ever there was a narrative of decline... No wonder he dreams of the glory days of Blair's Britain before the Iraq war, before 9/11, before the Global Financial Meltdown, before Isis, before austerity.

    I mentioned it to him and he said he's actually part of a movement dedicated to reclaiming the neoliberal tag and there's a lot of other young people involved. Interesting stuff and linked to the way Trump has moved the goalposts on a lot of things, globalisation for instance.
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    I remember when Blair got in. There was a buzz. You know those days when you know for a fact it's not just you on a good one, the whole world around you is caught up in the same energy. It was that. I was born in 1979 so for me it was the first time labour had won an election. All I'd known was Tory dominion.

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    Anyway, this is Barty's Patreon if you're interested in contributing

    https://www.patreon.com/neoliberalproject

    The Neoliberal Project was founded in 2018 to promote a salient political identity around Neoliberal ideals. We believe that harnessing new media is the most effective way to spread a political message in the 21st century.

    Why are we doing this? The old guard of Liberalism is under threat. We want to build a radical new vision of what Liberalism can become. We build off successes and correct the failures of the past. Given the current political moment, the stakes could not be higher.

    We are a label - or rather an ideology - for people who do not like labels. Thus, our job will be to bridge the gap between the experts and you, so that you can make your own political conclusions.

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    I remember the 90s as being a very sunny happy decade.

    I would have been more or less unaware of any culture before I was 8 or 9 I suppose? So that's around 1994.

    Course it's all bound up with being an innocent child. I was 16 when 9/11 happened. Perfectly timed, really, to become disillusioned and horrified with the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    Anyway, this is Barty's Patreon if you're interested in contributing

    https://www.patreon.com/neoliberalproject
    is this a gag?

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    absolutely not. You're my age so it looks like one, but it's not.

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    have you listened to any of the podcasts?

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    I've never listened to any podcast of any kind there's no way in the world I'd listen to that one.

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    Ha! Ok. Madness.

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    Who funds Barty, eh? eh?

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    Craner get on the self transformation thread and tell us why you hate Larkin.

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    What is Barty's involvement in this movement? Why isn't he here to speak for himself?

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    This is like the Ravelstein Foundation all over again.

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    I'm surprised your first reaction is to mock, Craner. I would have thought this is a project you'd have a lot of sympathy for.

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    Good on Barty for holding sincere political convictions and having the courage to act on them, if you ask me. If only more young people were like him

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