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  1. Aug 2016
    1.  As Neil Selwyn (2013) notes, the expansion of technology (and the rise of EdTech) coincides with a growth in libertarian ideals and neoliberal governmental policies, a one-two punch of individual exceptionalism and belief in the power of the outsider.
  2. Jul 2016
    1. “the free software movement does this.” And again, I have to say: not quite. 

      True. But some of us are saying something slightly different. The free software movement shares some of those principles and those go back to a rather specific idea about personal/individual agency.

    2. more efficient (whatever that means)
    3. progressive change

      Which isn’t that clear from an outside perspective. It often sounds a bit like some form of Left-leaning perspective, in a French tradition («La Gauche»), but it’s also predicated on a fairly neoliberal notion of progress.

    4. our education system is controlling, exploitative, imperialist
    1. Other people, particularly politicians, defend technology on the grounds that it will keep our students “competitive in the global economy.”

      Neoliberalism isn’t a partisan divide, anymore.

  3. Feb 2016
    1. The result is the pre-paranoia of withdrawal into an atomic and anomic dream of self-mastery that elsewhere we call the “neoliberal subject.”
  4. Oct 2015
    1. Neoliberalism is broadly understood as an ideology that advocatesthe economy and society be freed from the state regulations, and becontrolled, instead, by individuals and corporate bodies in accordancewith their self interests, mediated through the invisible hands of themarket

      Neoliberalism Definition: an economic ideology centered around the values of a global economy, or globalization: free market, free trade, and the unrestricted flow of capital.

      Neoliberals advocate minimal government spending, minimal taxation, minimal regulations, and minimal direct involvement in the economy.

  5. Jul 2015
    1. I mean poets, when you sing the song of the pure self, you’re singing the song of Facebook, you’re singing the song of targeted advertising.