Tuesday, 14 June 2011

A Common Sense Ideology? How neoliberalism dominates discourse

Most of you will probably know, I gave a workshop on Saturday at the Exeter Anarchist Summer Conference. I thought I stick up the notes I took into the session. Below is sort of what I said for an introduction, and my ideas on the subject.

It was a very good hour and we covered a lot, with loads of audience participation.

  • Use the current political and economic situation to demonstrate how neoliberal ideology dominates opinion and discourse. Challenge common ideas of democracy and analyse the concept of the “big society”


Welcome and thanks for coming. For those who don’t know me I’m the secretary of the local branch of the communist party. This isn’t about the CP, or necessarily about Marxist ideology.

Monday, 6 June 2011

So why are we reforming the NHS?

I pinched this from Liberal Conspiracy

A major report ranked the British NHS #1 for efficiency and effective care when compared to other developed countries.
The US report compares the quality and cost effectiveness of healthcare systems in seven major countries.
Overall, the NHS is ranked second.

Survey ranks NHS #1 for efficiency, #2 overall