Neoliberalism - a new doctrine to which many can throw all problems. And yes, often rightly so - only the Socialists often have no idea that they are not criticizing the opponent, but only another interpreter of the same principles.
Neoliberalism - A designation for many left-wingers similar to the red rag at the bull. The source of all evil.
But I think "neoliberalism" is just clever camouflage. There is no such thing. What exactly is neoliberalism in the view of leftists?
"What exactly is money, we don't know what a market is, what an invisible private hand is that is visibly asking for money from the state, we don't know and we don't know, but we need to delete people, delete humanity for money, for the market, for bigger fame of stock market speculation. Long live the free market rehabilitated by the states, let the speculations paid by the taxpayers live in tithes, let the treacherous welfare state die… So I want to go to Ireland, the tax haven, the mecca of neoliberalism at the Czech level, to rehabilitate banks and private pension funds and their speculation. Unfortunately, the same view is no longer shared by the 100 people who are currently moving out of Ireland. However, we will not accept this, as President Václav Klaus rightly said. "
- Lukáš Kraus, a member of the CSSD active in the professional background, co-founder of the CSSD ecological platform Zvonečník, a political scientist living in Scandinavia for a long time (Journal Referendum)
We can take Lukáš Kraus's texts as a classic template in describing that "neoliberalism" - it is the one casino capitalism, about the treacherous one free marketwho pays all of their pockets in subsequent grants. Every advocate of a free market and a small state is said to be neoliberal.
However, this whole argument and description of neoliberalism is absolutely misleading. Such neoliberalism is only a form of socialism.
Actually, it's quite amusing - Socialists A argue with Socialists B about what socialism is more correct.
Free market - let's regulate the state!
It is clear that not only Lukáš Kraus, but also many socialist commentators do not understand what a "free market" is. The free market is a system of voluntary cooperation. There is no free market without voluntariness, there is no capitalism without a free market.
If neoliberals want a central bank, if they want to regulate the banking sector, if they are defending bailouts to large companies, we cannot consider these people to be advocates for a free market. These are the same interventionists who, for example, are proponents of central planning.
Subsidies, bailouts, central banking, "PPP" projects, increasing the powers of the police at the expense of our privacy, artificial doctor's fees, mandatory fund savings - that's all it is a form of central planning, it is a form of economic socialism. Proponents of the free market and capitalism must strongly disagree with these means.
He is not a neoliberal supporter of the free market and capitalism.
Lukáš Kraus himself contradicts himself in the above quote - perhaps only out of ignorance. Statement: "Long live the free market rehabilitated by the states, let the speculations paid by taxpayers live in tithes… mecca of neoliberalism at the level of the Czech Republic, rehabilitate banks and private pension funds and their speculations"Is obvious nonsense. The market described by Lukáš Kraus is not a free market at all. It is a quasi-market, a system of state intervention, coercion from the position of (state) power.
It doesn't matter if these interventions have been begged by entrepreneurs themselves or by "speculators." It is they who are responsible for the impact of the interventions.
Further regulation of the market will not solve the situation - we will not extinguish the fire with petrol. The one who harms is obviously the state, as Lukáš Kraus writes (although he probably doesn't realize it). There is no need to regulate the market, it is necessary to regulate the state - by all possible means.
All that is needed is to let people act and not interfere in their lives from the position of primitive doctrine that power (the state) is right.
This is the principle of the free market, the basic principle of capitalism. The principle I stand for. For this reason I have no need to defend any socialists, whether neoliberal or any other. For this reason, I do not need to vote for any current parliamentary party.
Neoliberalism is not a market-breaking doctrine. On the contrary, neoliberalism is as threatening to voluntary cooperation as any other economic socialism. It is a strong anti-market ideology.
PS: I actually agree with many in one - ODS or TOP09 are today neoliberal, ie socialist parties. Maybe it would be much more apt to start calling them neo-socialist.