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User Review  - bfister - LibraryThing

Excerpted from Inside Higher Ed with permission. If you’re wondering how government got so caught up in the well-being of Wall Street, I have a book for you: A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David ... Read full review

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User Review  - lisamunro - LibraryThing

I had been teaching about neo-liberal economic theory in my class and thought I should probably read this book to understand it better. I'm glad I did. In addition to explaining the nuts and bolts of ... Read full review

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User Review  - kant1066 - LibraryThing

David Harvey, whose professional background as a geographer has slowly led him astray into the fields of economics and cultural criticism, has written a interesting, if dense, intellectual history of ... Read full review

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User Review  - intersicezon - LibraryThing

david harvey critically examines post'70's neo-liberal (neo-conservative) policies. He argues that the richest within global societies had experienced a decline in their power to distribute wealth to ... Read full review

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User Review  - mortensengarth - LibraryThing

i have never understood so well how neoliberalism, neoconservatism, liberalism, conservatism diverge. this book didnt clear that up. however, neoliberalism has been painted as a vehicle for which ... Read full review

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I am a unionist and a believer in Roosevelt’s New Deal, and Democrat. Anyone writing less than 4-5 stars is a ‘milk’ the labor class Republican or playing the Devil's Advocate seeking disagreement. Harvey is a leader to listen to. I truly think he cares for the common world citizen. Telling the truth is a tough job, feels better and feeds more people to a healthy environment, in the long run. Like Gore's movie and the Florida 2000 election, John Kerry's tax plan for health care presented on TV...a 2004 Ted Koppel debate where Kerry states: Geo. B., J. Kerry, and Ted Koppel will fund my idea of tax plan paying for national health care, a great stimulus for American Labor. Had we listened, Kerry delivered; we would have had a labor and market stimulus using taxation. Instead like 2000 Florida, We vote to go to an Oil War! (For Gore, the third party helped this to come about, in my opinion. Bush used Ralph Nader.) This is what Harvey is trying to have us see, what is being done to the economics of America. The wealthy cannot motivate without feeling the labor class is stupid selling their labor production for the wealthy to be wealthier. There is nothing wrong with making money, just that if you give someone one thing and allow them to rule and receive two things tomorrow, they will want three, then 4.... Today taxation is lower than 60 years +. Redistribution of wealth is capitalism. ChangeItOrDrownIt TY Harvey! 

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Great introductory book.
But... why is a book problematizing neoliberalism not available free online? The enforcement of copy rights is a clear facet of neoliberal ideology. This book has no doubt
sold a great deal and, nonetheless, money appears useless after reading this book. Unfortunate indeed.  

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I use Harvey in every paper I write.

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a brief history of neoliberalism is one of the most important book for history.

Review: A Brief History of Neoliberalism

User Review  - Tucker - Goodreads

A nice, concise history of the Reagan / Thatcher years and the (often forceful) mechanisms of development of the recent global neoliberal consensus. I thought at times it could have been a little bit ... Read full review

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