The violence of global neoliberalism increasingly treats those elements of the population that do not buy into the values of casino capitalism or for whom they cannot extract wealth as excess, unworthy of being dignified as either citizens or for that matter human beings. As power becomes global concentrated in the hands of the financial elite, politics remains in the hands of nation states, which appear powerless in the face of the power of a global elite that now dictate politics as in Greece. Traditional politics is now held hostage to a financial elite that move in across an uncontrolled global space and no longer offer political concessions to the working class, the welfare state, or any notion of the common good. Democracy is the enemy of neoliberalism.
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