While the neoliberal (economic) reality is omnipresent, and we are living a crisis of epic proportions, the interpretation of the essence of neoliberalism seems to be increasingly difficult. Why is the monster that is ruining our lives so hard to see (through)? And which books can help us to achieve this? What is so special about these books?
On Thursday evening, 11 December, some of the better attempts to understand and critique neoliberalism will be discussed in the Bookshop de Rooie Rat in Utrecht, in collaboration with the Real World Economics-group from Amsterdam.
Rijer Hendrikse will present the book ‘The New Way of the World’, from the French writers Dardot and Laval. Jacob Zonneberg will speak about another book on the subject that caused quite some commotion; ‘Never Let a Serious Crisis Go To Waste’, by Philip Mirowski. Also discussed will be ‘Constructions of Neoliberal Reason’ by Jamie Peck, and any other work that can help us to shed some light on the subject.
Language: Dutch or English, depending on the preference of the audience