Almost Marx comments on Martin Wolf’s latest doom and gloom, or saved by the Jupertarian Macron?

The new world disorder and the fracturing of the west

The geopolitical situation remains tense, although the world economy is improving

Despite the portentous headline, and its sub-headline, as an act of rhetorical subtraction Mr. Wolf is in familiar territory. Or more of the same from @FT Neo-Liberal Apologist? The Financial Times Party Line evolves in small, nearly imperceptible increments, from Wolf’s essay to essay. Yet the reader is confronted by the uncanny :déjà vu ! This reiteration  featuring the Jupertarian pol Macron, as some kind of political answer to the rise of the dread Populists, who once were described as participating in The Rebellion Against The Elites, much too highfalutin for popular consumption. The only way to bring Neo-Liberalism to France was by Macron’s authoritarianism: call him M. 37%!

Yet to be confronted by this partisan is the dismal collapse of the Neo-Liberal Myth, and its equally dismal Austerity. Not to speak of the myth of The Self-correcting Market: where is it? Ten years after the Depression of 2008 it has yet to manifest itself! The political present is subject to the want of candor of this utterly failed Technocrat and his coterie of acolytes/editors.

Almost Marx

https://www.ft.com/content/54104d98-eedd-11e7-ac08-07c3086a2625

About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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