Monday, August 22, 2011
Three decades of neoliberalism: Robert Perry on how Reagan blazed the (destructive) path the US is on todayThe Dangerous Reagan Cult Consortium News 08/16/2011:
... Reagan had set the stage for the tragedies that would follow. When George W. Bush grabbed power in 2001, he simply extended the foreign and economic policies of the Republican cult leader: more tax cuts, more militarism, less regulation, more media manipulation.And Perry also explains how the Republicans very consciously built Reagan up into a kind of idol for neoliberal/deregulation/Washington Consensus/austerity economic policies:
By and large, the Democrats saw these gestures, like attaching Reagan’s name to National Airport, as another way to demonstrate their bipartisanship.Tags: republican party, robert perry, ronald reagan
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