Intensive English class assignment:
While proponents of neoliberalism claim that free markets help people in both the global North and South, critics argue that neoliberalism exploits women and men, producers and consumers, the poor and middle class. Analyze in what ways critics and defenders of neoliberalism differ in their assessments of today’s global political economy and its outcomes. What is your position in this regard? Use a wide range of readings as well as section/plenary discussions and materials to support your arguments.
1. You are not allowed to use any other resources except the reading papers that I have uploaded for you.
2. You must use at least 5 readings from my uploads as the example or analysis. But I have uploaded all the readings to give you a choice of preference.
3. Answer all the questions from the assignment request.
Neoliberalism and free markets
Neoliberals advocates for privilege market forces over state interference in economic activities. Like the classical liberals in the 19th century, neoliberalism shares a strong notion of concentrated and collective power; they view the state as the epitome of power (Chang 13). Even though proponents of neoliberalism supports free markets because it promotes economic growth, free market opponents believe that neoliberalism exploits women, men, producers, consumer and both the poor and middle-class citizens. It is far to state that free market benefits everyone.
Ways critics and defender of neoliberalism differ in their assessment
Ideally, when the economic expands, wealth increases, therefore the poor in general are expected to be better off with the growing economy. This scenario was witnessed under the Soviet Union in 1980; poor workers were better off economically than in 1920 (Rodrik 22). Economic experts argue that economic growth does not necessary improve lives of the poor; what matters is the difference between classes and periods.
According to Milton Freidman, free markets have been the motivation behind mass migration witnessed in the United States. Fear and poverty have driven people from Atlantic to the US commonly referred to as the land of opportunity. At the beginning of 19th century, the US