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Neoliberalism’s Eschewal of Dependency: Putting the Work of Ann Ulanov in Conversation with Economic Theory

Van Denend, Jessica

The elections of Ronald Reagan in the United States and Margaret Thatcher in England were important markers for the rise of a conceptual framework that continues to dominate economic policy today in the United States and around the world. Neoliberalism, defined by the anthropologist David Harvey as an attitude that advocates dismantling of the welfare state, deregulation, and weakening of trade unions in the name of a free market society (2005), has grown from a set of somewhat obscure economic principles into a hegemonic force. A far cry from its somewhat obscure origins, it is now incorporated into the “common-sense” of many of the world’s leaders and thinkers to the point that its basic assumptions are taken for granted and unquestioned.

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June 23, 2021