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We are all trapped in the moral logic of neoliberalism.

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We have the freedom to do what they expect us to do, or else suffer the disproportionate consequences. We have just enough freedom to make us blameworthy if we fail or if we choose wrong, but not enough freedom to make a significant difference in the system. So I view it as a kind of moral entrapment.

Writer Adam Kotsko explains how neoliberalism swallowed the world - selling a compromised version of freedom for the price of a life in isolation and precarity, robbing politics of the promise of collective action or universal ideals, and imposing its own cruel moral logic deep in the brains of its subjects.

Adam is author of Neoliberalism's Demons: On the Political Theology of Late Capital from Stanford University Press.

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Adam Kotsko

Adam Kotsko is a writer, translator and faculty member of the Shimer Great Books School at North Central College.

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