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Masters of the Universe (2012) focuses upon the analysis of neoliberalism, from the perspective of historical research

A previous post refers to Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics (2012). Masters of the Universe (2012) addresses how neoliberalism is defined, and how it functions as a noun. Two statements – on p. 12 and … Continue reading

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Can the term neoliberalism be turned into a useful analytic tool?

Given my interest in how language interacts with perception, I enjoyed reading an overview, in Status Update (2013), of the history of neoliberalism. Boas and Gans-Morse (2009) In her discussion of neoliberalism in Status Update (2013), Alice E. Marwick cites a 2009 journal article … Continue reading

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The meaning of neoliberalism has changed dramatically since its origin in interwar Germany

The story of Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey) began about 10,000 years ago when Palaeo-Indian nomadic hunters first arrived in Southern Ontario at the end of the last Ice Age. I enjoy imagining those times, and reading about the … Continue reading

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History of Canadian housing: Keeping to the Marketplace (1993); Unplanned Suburbs (1996); Emergence of Social Security (1997); Social Policy & Practice (2006)

A previous post is entitled Where will the people go: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1957. Many perspectives – such as ones based on history, political economy, and economics, or a combination of … Continue reading

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The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression (1999)

Stereotypes have a powerful effect in organizing our thinking and behaviour, as I’ve noted in a series of posts including one entitled: Perceptions of warmth and competence drive our stereotypes: Cuddy et al. (2008) Labels are a matter of life and … Continue reading

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Perceptions of warmth and competence drive our stereotypes: Cuddy et al. (2008)

This post deals with bias and prejudice. I first highlight a recent Guardian article, after which I outline recent academic research related to the dynamics of bias and prejudice. An Aug. 16, 2016 Guardian article is entitled: “The dark history … Continue reading

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Stories and frames

Stories drive outcomes Storytelling is wired into our brains. Stories are part of who we are. The frame, within which a story is presented, is a story in itself. Stories can lead to real-world consequences as the following blog post notes: … Continue reading

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Studies regarding mass killing during Guatemalan civil war

A Jan. 6, 2015 Guardian article is entitled: “Ex-Guatemalan officials arrested over civil war killings and abuses” The subhead is entitled: “The suspects face charges of crimes against humanity involving massacres and disappearances of people by security forces under their command.” … Continue reading

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Back stories related to public relations in the United States and China

A recent book about governance practices in China has captured my attention. When I read the book, I was reminded of driving a red, early 1960s Austin Healey Sprite sports car on winding mountain roads in British Columbia forty-five years ago. Variables at play … Continue reading

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The setting of boundaries is always a political act (Edward Blakely and Mary Gail Snyder 1997)

Civil society – or to be more precise, the semblance of it – is a concept of great value in urban China. Discourses based upon gains in value attract wide audiences. Who can argue with the enhancement of value? A … Continue reading

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