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The financial crisis seemed to present a fundamental challenge to neo-liberalism, the body of ideas that have constituted the political orthodoxy of most advanced economies in recent decades. Colin Crouch argues in this book that it will shrug off this challenge. The reason is that while neo-liberalism seems to be about free markets, in practice it is concerned with the dominance over public life of the giant corporation. This has been intensified, not checked, by the recent financial crisis and acceptance that certain financial corporations are ‘too big to fail'. Although much political debate remains preoccupied with conflicts between the market and the state, the impact of the corporation on both these is today far more important.
Several factors have brought us to this situation:
Both democratic politics and the free market are weakened by these processes, but they are largely inevitable and not always malign. Hope for the future, therefore, cannot lie in suppressing them in order to attain either an economy of pure markets or a socialist society. Rather it lies in dragging the giant corporation fully into political controversy. Here a key role is played by the small, cash-strapped campaigning groups who, with precious little help from established parties, seek to achieve corporate social accountability.
You, as an educated and perceptive sports fan, know leaked reports about ongoing contract negotiations should not serve as predictors of where a player will end up or what that contract will ultimately look like. But they are good barometers of who thinks it’s a good idea to play hardball by running to the media. And in the case of Ryan Fitzpatrick, staring down one of the more intriguing free agent QB situations in a while, it’s starting to get a little grimy. Fitzpatrick and the Jets are in a stalemate , with the two teams reportedly far apart on proposals and no indication that either side is budging toward a compromise. Last week, someone (Fitzpatrick’s agent, surely) reported that the Jets are offering him “backup money. ” That might not be an exaggeration—the Jets’ offer, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder, isn’t quite as sweet as what the Eagles gave Chase Daniel. (What a magical offseason this is, where I can type the sentence “Ryan Fitzpatrick wants Sam Bradford money, not Chase Daniel money” and have it make perfect sense. Complicating matters for the Jets is that Fitzpatrick, as the most dependable QB currently available, has options. To oversimplify things, the Jets, Broncos, and Browns desperately need quarterbacks, and Fitzpatrick, Robert Griffin III, and Colin Kaepernick (via trade) are the three most promising quarterbacks available. The teams are going to play the QBs off each other to get their best deals, while the QBs’ agents are going to play the teams off each other to get their best deals. The musical chairs math seems like it will work for everyone in the end, but it’ll be weird getting there—no one wants to get fleeced while other options are still available, and no one wants to face the desperation that’ll come when there’s just... ) He’s been perfectly competent for the Jets, and the NFL is at a strange place with its quarterbacks where mere competence feels so rare that it comes at a premium. Just last week, in a fruitless argument with co-workers, I used the phrase “you can win a Super Bowl with Ryan Fitzpatrick. ” But I recognize this is a logical continuation of a team having won a Super Bowl with Peyton Manning’s corpse, which itself is the spiritual sequel to “you can win a Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer,” which was proven wrong for the next 15 years. The Jets’ defense is good, and it’s good now, so the temptation is to go for it with Fitz and hope for the best rather than try to start from scratch at QB. The Broncos, too, could use a veteran pocket passer while most of its all-world defense is... Source: deadspin.com
To oversimplify things, the Jets, Broncos, and Browns desperately need quarterbacks, and Fitzpatrick, Robert Griffin III, and Colin Kaepernick (via trade) are the three most promising quarterbacks available. The teams are going to play the QBs off each
As we talk to Estee upstairs, Cellar regulars Keith Robinson, Michelle Wolf, and Todd Barry are seen taking seats at the infamous comedian's table in the far right corner of the Olive Tree—the one that inspired Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and serves
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The Secret Seven meet every holiday in the shed at the bottom of Peter and Janet's garden - and solve mysteries, and eat lots of delicious food. But no one can enter the shed without whispering the secret password! In this classic edition of the gang's fifth adventure, George is in trouble and has to resign from the Secret Seven - now it's up to Scamper the spaniel to protect the rest of the gang from danger as they go in search of some missing pedigree dogs...
Colin Kaepernick Trade Chatter Continues Tom Gannam/Associated ... Kaepernick may indeed want to play for the Browns, strange as it may seem, but that would be a hefty pay cut. ESPN.com's news services, citing sources to Schefter, also noted the Denver ...
Lavender is the fourth full-length feature from Canadian director Ed Gass-Donnelly and is co-written by Gass-Donnelly and Colin Frizzell. Cornish plays Jane, a photographer that suffers severe memory loss after a traumatic accident. Jane notices strange ...
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