The Green-geek Marxist’s academic rant on neoliberalism

Briefly discussing David Harvey‘s A Brief History of Neoliberalism against the backdrop of Richard Heinberg‘s The End of Growth The Hypocrisy of Neoliberalism  Neoliberalism proposes “market exchange as an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for human action”. In tracing the politico-economic history of this doctrine, Harvey attests that the ubiquity of neoliberalism as…

Cash Pumps for the Poor: Can Microphilanthropism help with Poverty Alleviation?

  The discourse on poverty alleviation naturally meanders into charity and philanthropy. Two types of charitable behaviour- philanthropy and microphilanthropy- have stemmed from a lot of development rhetoric calling to action the First World countries and communities on their “responsibility” towards the “less developed”, the “poor” in the Global South, and have the mushroomed into…

Neoliberalism much? The implications of a Free Trade Zone in Cuba…

Again, I came across an article on CNNLatinAmerica that sparked my interest and here is why….. The article? “Cuba libre: Could port herald new economic age for communist island?” http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/20/business/cuba-libre-could-new-port-communist/ You can go ahead and read the full article, but in short, Cuba is in the process of implementing a “Free Trade Zone” (FTZ) and…