Opinion piece in The Guardian on the revival of failed ‘supply-side’ economic dogma, as the inspiration of Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng.
In February I was invited by Marion Fourcade to give a lecture at Social Science Matrix, UC Berkeley. The lecture, based on various recent arguments and pieces of mine on neoliberalism, platforms and the crisis of liberalism, was entitled ‘The Problem of Trust in the Digital Public Sphere’. You can watch it here.
Nicholas Gane and I have co-edited a special issue of Theory Culture & Society on the theme of ‘Post-neoliberalism?’. It features articles by Melinda Cooper, Quinn Slobodian, Dorit Geva, Roger Burrows and Harrison Smith, Alan Finlayson, Nicholas Gane and me, on various aspects of the challenges to neoliberalism, especially those from the political Right. The special issue was accepted and the pieces commissioned prior to 2020, so they don’t confront the most recent upheavals and challenges to the political-economic order. However, the Introduction (which is open access) does address the significance of the Covid-19 pandemic, and what it means for the status of ‘neoliberalism’.
Blogpost written for the Goldsmiths Political Economy Research Centre, looking at the coronavirus crisis from the perspective of economic sociology of markets.
Review of Matthew Watson’s The Market, published in Theory Culture & Society.
Discussion with James Butler and Eleanor Penny, broadcast 14th July 2017.
The surge in so-called ‘populism’ over the past year, largely of a right-wing variety, has provoked an ongoing debate as to how we should characterise its central driver. To put this somewhat crudely (though not much more crudely than some of the debate’s protagonists), the choice comes down to a simple binary: economics or culture? Class or identity? An awkward new category of ‘the left behind’ has emerged in political discourse to capture the unexpected supporters of Donald Trump, Brexit, Marine Le Pen and other nationalist movements. Continue reading “Essay: Populism & the Limits of Neoliberalism”
‘The Big Mystique‘, a review of The Courage to Act by Ben Bernanke and The End of Alchemy, by Mervyn King, published in London Review of Books in January (paywalled).
A review of David Cannadine’s short biography of Margaret Thatcher, published in The Guardian in January 2017
Article published in Sep/Oct 2016 edition of The New Left Review (paywalled).
Article published in The London Review of Books, November 2016, exploring Theresa May’s post-Brexit ideology and the ideal of the ‘protective state’