Saturday, September 13, 2008
Neo-Corporatism not Neo-liberalism
Libertarian, anti-big government policies of Reagan et al conceal a neo-corporatist agenda. Corporatism was a conservative politic that informed pre-WWII governments, from Italy to Canada & beyond, in which Mussolini etc. used the state to 'balance' labour and business. After the defeat of fascism & the rise of liberal social democracy, neo-corporatism gained momentum as big business shifted from ownership by individuals into the modern corporate economy. Neo-corporatism no longer needs the state, & uses libertarian angst to destroy democracy. See Stephen Harper and the oiligarchy.