Etikettarkiv: Milton Friedman

Två akademiska böcker om nyliberalismen

“The role of thinkers,” Milton Friedman wrote, ‘is primarily to keep options open, to have available alternatives, so when the brute force of events makes a change inevitable, there is an alternative available to change it.’ The persistence of neoliberalism after the ‘brute force’ of the crisis suggests the failure of the alternatives currently available. History books can’t by themselves provide these alternatives, but they can keep a sense of contingency and possibility alive.”

Citerat ur Tim Bakers dubbelrecension ”Spontaneous Order: Looking Back at Neoliberalism” i Dissent av Markets in the Name of Socialism: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism (Stanford University Press, 2011) av Johanna Bockman samt Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics (Princeton University Press, 2012) av Daniel Stedman Jones.

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