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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.

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