Saturday, May 26, 2012

Neil Clark: Eastern Europe's neoliberal disaster provides a warning for the Arab spring

This article by CPO co-founder Neil Clark appears on The Guardian's Comment is Free website:

I wonder if David Cameron spent any time in eastern Europe in the 1990s.

Judging from his recent remarks about the Arab spring and international aid, the British prime minister seems to believe that having a more "open" and "free", ie privately owned, economy is the key to both economic development and a successful transition from one-party rule.

The evidence from the former communist countries gives lie to that neoliberal viewpoint.

You can read the whole article here.

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