Monday, 25 May 2015

Is 'neo-liberalism' making us ill?

I was on BBC Scotland on Saturday morning discussing the hypothesis that 'neo-liberalism' makes us ill with a Marxist academic. The subject came up because another Marxist academic has written a book that blames obesity and stress on the free market. The unspoken message is that we would all be healthier in a socialist society. We'd be thinner, I suppose. I'm not so sure about the rest of the theory.

If you're interested, you can listen to me from 49 minutes here. The author of the book explains her thesis a few minutes earlier.

In the meantime, c'mon the Boro!


Middlesbrough 0 - Norwich 2

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