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    How ‘competitiveness’ became one of the great unquestioned virtues of contemporary culture

How ‘competitiveness’ became one of the great unquestioned virtues of contemporary culture

Widening economic inequality is the academic topic du jour, but the trend of growing wealth and income disparity has been underway for several decades. How did mounting inequality succeed in proving culturally and politically attractive for as long as it did? Will Davies writes that rather than speak in terms of generating more inequality, policy-makers have always favoured another term, which […]

We are seeing the onset of a new logic of government, which promises to alleviate many of the symptoms and crises of our age

Many commentators greeted the onset of the financial crisis with the expectation that this heralded the end of the neoliberal era. Yet four years later, the ‘neoliberal’ model of policy-making has exhibited a resilience which such people would not have predicted. William Davies argues that this increasingly common framing looks at the problem in the wrong way and that we are instead witnessing the […]

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