Neoliberalism: The Con of the Century

In 1938, French philosopher Louis Rougier organised the Walter Lippmann Colloquium. This was a conference of intellectuals whose main objective was to come up with a new liberal philosophy in order to replace the failed laissez-faire liberalism and fight the rise of collectivism and socialism. It was at this summit that the term neoliberalism was

Why isn’t Authoritarianism Considered a Bad Idea Anymore?

While authoritarian regimes are doing much better than expected economically, the world is becoming more willing to exchange its freedom with economic success year by year.

By definition, authoritarianism is  “the enforcement or advocacy of strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom.” I consider this definition particularly incomplete. The definition misses the most important part at the end: “for a certain reason“. Mao Zedong explicitly stated “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. Our principle is