Market Radicals and the Dream of a World Without Democracy
In Argentina, Javier Milei, an anarcho-capitalist who wants to keep the state small and abolish the central bank, has just been elected president. This is a kind of zombie version of the neoliberalism of the 1990s, says historian Quinn Slobodian. As Quinn explains in his new book ‘Crack-up Capitalism‘, this brings back to power an exponent of those dogmas that seek to undermine democracy and anything that serves the common good through market pricing, parallel legal systems such as free ports or tax havens.
We have invited Quinn Slobodian to discuss all this in our next New Economy Short Cut with Max Krahé from Dezernat Zukunft.
is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where he researches and teaches the contemporary history of capitalism and globalisation. Slobodian is the author of several books. His most recent book was "Crack up Capitalism: Market Radicals and the Dream of a World Without Democracy."
is a political theorist and economist. He researches the history of ideas, the division of labour and the relationship between democracy and capitalism. Max is co-founder and research director of the think tank Dezernat Zukunft.