I have a habit, to browse newspaper, while drinking the morning capuchino in coffee shop on Tartini’s square in Piran, to enter into my brain the required “daily dose” of rescue operations of the respective government. In this case, it is an experienced government team that has years ago shaped our destiny, by pledging allegiance to the all-powerful neo-liberal economic measures. In one article I came across wailing of Portorož caterers and hoteliers on the consequences of poor tourists visit (-20%) during the Easter holidays. They say, Italians are not coming any more, here and there you can find rich Russian tourist, usually without a sense of spending money, Slovene customers spend an average of 15-20 euros per day, but there are Germans slowly returning. The conclusion written somewhere in the text tells us a lot: “For thirty years I have been working as caterer and can tell you, that last year we really have to work on personal contact with guests in order to achieve, that they return to us. If “last years” represents the last couple of years, apparently, in previous years, this was not a problem to deal with.
Tired of information overload, with problems in all corners and places, I went back to the gallery, turn on the Internet and found a contribution that was posted on FB by my friend Bor. Title of the article was “A Short History of Neoliberalism (And How We Can Fix It)” and its author Dr. Jason Hickel, professor of anthropology at the London “School of Economics and Political Science.”
The article was interesting and worthy of attention, so I decided to translate it into Slovene and introduce it’s content to Slovene readers:
Global crisis: Required Reading for Politicians – NLP – Brief History of Neoliberalism
Global crisis blog – second part is based on Joseph E. Stiglitz article in VANITY FAIR magazine with title – Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%.
Globalna kriza: Obvezno berilo za politike – VANITY FAIR – O 1%, z 1%, za 1% 1