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Today the dominant narrative is that of market fundamentalism, widely known in the West as Neocon, neoliberalism.

The fairy-tail THEY claimed is that the market can resolve almost all social, economic and political problems. The less the state regulates and taxes us, the better off we will be. Public services should be privatised, public spending should be cut, and business, meaning the private sector should be freed from social control.

In countries such as the Australia, Canada, the UK and the US, this story has shaped our norms and values for around 35 years: since Thatcher (UK), Hawke (AU) and Reagan (US) came to power. It has been rapidly colonising the rest of the world ever since!

13709769_1788226988062043_2137006152715062146_nBut, the reality is rather different!!!

Even at the beginning of the process, when markets are first deregulated, we do not start with equal opportunities! Some people are a…

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