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Michael Cooper
| December 11, 2014
| July 10, 2014
Alvin Finkel
| May 12, 2014
Ezra Levant and Michael Coren
| April 13, 2013
Alison Redford
| January 17, 2013

Barack Obama defeats Ronald Reagan: The U.S. votes against neoliberalism

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Photo: Adam Fagen/Flickr

For the second time in four years the U.S. electorate has voted against neoliberalism. The scale and the meaning of the victory has been underestimated as conservatives and liberals alike emphasize the vote count for the Democrats and the Republicans. Roughly 61,900,000 people voted for Obama and 58,650,000 chose Romney. The apparent proximity of these numbers should not obscure other understandings of the victory.

Jimmy Carter
| October 30, 2012
Stephen Harper
| September 25, 2012
Jerry Brown
| July 25, 2012

The Adam Smith tie and alternative economic models

A political mural in Havana, solidarity against neoliberalism. Photo: katkoala/Flickr

One of the entertaining characteristics of Ronald Reagan's first cabinet was that most of its members wore a tie bearing a cameo profile of Adam Smith. The new team had a clear vision: it was time to replace the statist capitalism theorized by John Maynard Keynes with the free market capitalism espoused by An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

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