Neoliberalism Vs Idealism

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Ideology and rationality would be quiet interwoven concepts when neoliberalism comes into question. Briefly, ideology is the set of values,thoughts, beliefs that affects government policies, people’s behaviours and political party movements and creates a model for future and good society. Besides that rationality is about using the means effectively that provides us to wanted goals. What is neoliberalism a rationality or ideology?

‘’In contrast with an understanding of neoliberalism as a set of state policies, a phase of capitalism, or an ideology that set loose the market to restore profitability for a capitalist class, I join Michel Foucault and others in conceiving neoliberalism an order of normative reason
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Not states but capitalism had the control of the every aspect of the human domains by creating individuals(homoeconomicus) that seeking only their self-interest in every moment of the their life. Individuals became self interested not only in their market relations which is directly connected with money, they are also self interested when money is not the issue. For instance, they count the likes of their instagram posts, retweets of the twits, they value their country based on GDP, GNP not based on equality, peace, individual rights, and rule of law. In short, neoliberalism is mutant extension of liberalism that hollows out the basic principles of liberalism such as democracy, speech, participation etc. It means that capitalism eviscerates liberalism and creates neoliberalism which is technical rationality for its own purposes. Capitalism sees us as a quantities, now we measure the value of our lifes as quantities (money, interests,likes) rather than qualities. Neoliberalism not only harms the substance of the democracy but also devalues the human body and soul by seeing the humans as a quantities. We are not political animal anymore that negocicate, deliberate, compromise like Aristo once said, we are now economic animal that try to buy politics with…show more content…
Debt is the critical concept and guarantor of the ultimate neoliberal system. Neoliberal system changes the dynamics and understanding of the debt concept completely. Altough debt is exists since primitive society, now it has a different meaning in our current society. Firstly, in primitive society there was finite debt that can be paid with our lifes through punishment. Secondly, in despotic society debt is still finite and can be paid to despot with modification. Thirdly, in capitalist society debt became infinite result from banks and credit cards and never can be paid
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