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The Return of Ordinary Capitalism: Neoliberalism, Precarity, Occupy

Sanford F. Schram


This volume plumbs the depths of neoliberalism as the prevailing political‐economic logic of the current era of increasing inequality. Chapters address how it contributes to the growing economic insecurity of ordinary people in recent decades, the concomitant hollowing out of the welfare state, the ongoing marketization of social welfare programs, the increasing reliance on the private sector for developing, implementing, and even financing social programs, and resultant political responses on both the left and the right (Occupy and the Tea Party in particular). Neoliberalism’s constraints on ... More

Keywords: neoliberalism, precarity, occupy, Tea Party, political economy, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190253011
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253011.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sanford F. Schram, author
Hunter College