US and the Neoliberal, Imperialist War Against Venezuela

For my BA Sociology Dissertation I focused on Venezuela, with a specific consideration of ‘beauty’ ‘ideals’ linking into a discussion regarding its political economy. When researching into Venezuela’s political, economic and social history and development, I learnt about the encouragement and fostering of more participatory...

Is the American Dichotomy of Conservativism and Liberalism a Lie?

Much of the American media coverage of political happenings seems centered around the groupings of 'liberals' and 'conservatives.' For the most part, Democrats are considered more liberal, while Republicans conservative. Regardless of any American’s ideology, this categorisation is not only simplistic, but also inaccurate. And it’s...

Capitalism, Christmas and Debt

The build-up of debt, either on the part of the government or on the part of the public: credit card debt, student loan debt, car payment debt, mortgage debt. Debt is a way for capitalism to secure mass support when they can’t do it any...

Geographical Inequality and Neoliberalism

The thinktank IPPR North have found “government spending in the north of England has fallen by £6.3bn while the south-east and south-west of England have seen an increase of £3.2bn since 2009-10.” The graph makes for depressing viewing. This isn’t an accident though, it’s systemic. It relates...