Neoliberalism more harmful than Eastern Bloc communism
In advertising, communism should create the socialist paradise. In advertising, neoliberalism should unleash the economy. But the reality is different.How beautiful all the ideals of communism have sounded, to create a workers' and peasants' paradise. But there was a growing contradiction between theory and practice, which finally led to the collapse of the Eastern bloc in 1989.
How beautiful all the neoliberalist theories about the unleashed economy sound. Let us look at the core countries of neoliberalism, Thatcherism, Reganomics: do we see a flourishing economy there? Anyone who sees a flourishing economy there today has probably also seen the workers' and peasants' paradise in the GDR.
Whether Eastern Bloc communism or neoliberalism, the harmfulness to the economy is comparable, but Eastern Bloc communism at least provided social security for the poorer strata of society. This is missing in neoliberalism.
Where does neoliberalism unleash the economy? It protects the discontinued models much more. Neoliberalism as a monument protector for old industry and no longer usable business models. Those who protect the old so vehemently must fight new and harmful weeds.
All the new companies in the field of renewable energy and electric mobility that we urgently need for our future will be fought in neoliberalism like the private sector in Eastern Bloc communism.
The responsibility for a government also includes actively supporting new industries necessary for survival. What do the USA and the EU think? Penalties against photovoltaics from China, because the Chinese government has supported the development of this industry, which is vital for the future. The USA and the EU regard this as unacceptable interference in the competition between photovoltaics, oil, gas, coal and biofuel.
It's cheaper to perish than to survive. This is the core of neoliberal economic philosophy.
Neoliberalism is the opposite of "the obligation to intervene when the harmony of society is endangered". It is the elimination of the government, instead of a government there are then only highly paid spectators who observe how the "perfect market" solves all problems.
Eastern bloc communism was the dictatorship of the proletariat exercised by a party elite.
Neoliberalism is the dictatorship of corporations exercised by an economic elite.