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The crisis in the global economic system caused by the collapse of the banking system 2006-08 precipitated a new moment in the evolution of world capitalism. But the novelty is not generally understood.
Some previous crises, the most famous of the great depression and the depression of the 1930s, was a radical social change: the welfare state and the New Deal, and the rise of fascism. Over the past five years as Occupy protest groups have emerged, and resistance to austerity has increased. However, there was a system failure or ideology in power. Indeed, elites have used the crisis in Europe and North America to advance the neoliberal project, as incessant attacks against the standard of living, the NHS and the welfare state in Britain show.
The disintegration of the British colony after the war was the central project of one of the most controversial political figures of the New Right, Margaret Thatcher. His funeral last week was designed for installation as the emblem of a unified nation, and the seal of three decades of work by three political regimes - Thatcherism, New Labour and the coalition - to fundamentally reform Britain. As David Cameron told the BBC. "We are all now Thatcher" Thatcher is dead, long live Thatcherism
What's new in this phase of capitalism? Its global interconnection, fueled in part by new technologies and the domain of a new type of financial capitalism that if a crisis of the system affects all these effects are mixed. So far, the BRIC countries seem relatively unscathed, while the impact of the economic devastation has spread from Asia and Africa to Europe.
Details of old forms of social solidarity is accompanied by the spectacular growth of inequality and the gap between those who run the system or their paid working poor, unemployed workers, underemployed or wrong.
The crisis has revealed a new international super-rich ethnic diversity. The Sunday Times Rich List is topped by two billionaire oligarchs and Indian. They live a life completely divorced from and almost unimaginable to ordinary people, fed by a seemingly unstoppable appetite for profit.
victory of neoliberalism has relied on the courage and ambition of global capital, in the confidence that you can now govern not only the economy, but the entire society. In the back of a liberal political and economic theory renovated its supporters have built a new vision and common sense that have permeated society. Market forces have begun to shape the institutional life and press deeper into our private lives as well as those who dominate the political discourse. They have shaped the popular culture that celebrates fame and success and promotes the values ??of private profit and possessive individualism. They have completely undermined egalitarian redistribution consensus underlying the welfare state, with painful consequences for socially vulnerable groups such as women, the elderly, young people and ethnic minorities.New
collusion working with the neoliberal project - through a program of privatization, outsourcing and marketing in the public sector - has left the party can not draw a clear line with the coalition. After leading most of the gains of Thatcherism Tony Blair, which is limited by the timid leadership, lack of clear vision and new ideas.