Neoliberal TINA Economics is Flat Earth thinking
Prue Plumridge from ‘Think Left’ writes, “People are starting to see through the decades long political neoliberal consensus which favours the magic of free markets. But there is still a way to go and it won’t be easy. It is vital that we ask questions and, even when, like the flat earthers, we find the potential solutions out of our comfort zone because it questions the long-accepted paradigm, we must not turn away.
By Prue Plumridge
Belief in a flat Earth is found in the oldest writings and early Mesopotamian maps showed the world as a flat disk floating in the ocean. Thankfully things have moved on since that time and we now accept the proof that it is indeed a sphere spinning in space.
It is not difficult to imagine the reaction to those who challenged this view, such as Christopher Columbus, and the scepticism with which such ideas would have initially been received. After all, if you’ve been told that you’ll fall off the edge of the world if you go too far, questioning that notion would have led to shaking of heads. Those disputing the prevailing set of ideas or beliefs on the basis of “what if” would have been ridiculed, insulted or even physically attacked as fear of the new set in.
We have reached such a time in history…
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