Economies have two primary functions:
1) The efficient delivery of goods.
2) The economic well being of the citizens.
Focusing exclusively on one can decimate the other.
I don’t believe that “Neoliberalism” is an actual economic theory in Democratic politics.
Leftists and Socialists LOVE to cast a conspiratorial taint over Democratic politicians with this bogeyman.
Rather, the simple act of pulling back on a Country firmly entrenched in supply-side, trickle-down economics will simply, naturally, LOOK like a concerted effort at third or middle-way policies. The problem is that critics confuse Democratic compromise with a cohesive theory.
Democracy will ALWAYS look like middle-way politics. By its very definition. And criticizing Democrats who attempt to move the Country toward the Left because they aren’t trying to move the Country all the way Left is so counterproductive as to defy much actual reasoning; it ignores outcomes in favor of academic theory.
But it sounds good! Neoliberalism! Neocolonialism!
And thereby you make enemies of friends, and we all lose.
We need to stop apologizing for the so-called corrupt DNC. The DNC is not corrupt, and we should stop playing into the shaming. Did Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepping down cause the Bernie nuts to NOT disrupt the Convention? No.
Donna Brazille got a tiny tidbit about a Debate. She shared it with her Candidate. So F’ing what! Do you think Trump or Stein or Sanders would have done differently? Brazille should have said “I’m fighting for my candidate.”