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Life in America has been transformed over the past forty years, as capitalist logic has expanded into previously protected spheres. This expansion has had devastating effects on the potential for human development.
Neoliberal Lives argues that what appear today as fragmented social, economic, environmental, and political problems are all manifestations of neoliberalism -- a class-based political project to more favourably position capital in its struggle to preserve the conditions for profitability. It examines how US business has successfully increased control over, privatized or commodified labour, welfare, education, democracy and the natural world, with devastating effects on our individual and collective potential, determining our life chances in very real ways.
This is a manifesto to free that potential from the increasingly cramped quarters to which neoliberalism has confined it.