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The Great Reversal: how neoliberalism turned the economic aspirations of liberalism upside down

Hosted by the Department of Government

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, United Kingdom

Speaker

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson

Chair

Lea Ypi

Lea Ypi

Before the Industrial Revolution, liberals advanced ideals of private property and free markets explicitly designed to vindicate the claims of workers against passive private property owners.  Today, neoliberal policymakers, purportedly invoking the same liberal ideals, place the interests of capital owners ahead of the interests of workers.  Elizabeth Anderson discusses why this reversal took place, expose the contradictions in neoliberal ideology, and make sense of the current "populist" political crises facing modern Western liberal democracy by showing how they arise from these contradictions.

Elizabeth Anderson is John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she has taught since 1987.  She specializes in moral and political philosophy, social and feminist epistemology, and the philosophy of the social sciences.  

Lea Ypi is Professor in Political Theory in the LSE Department of Government

This is a Brian Barry memorial lecture

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