Tag Archives: Fiasco

GameStop fiasco gives Wall Street a taste of its own medicine

Shock. Horror. Gasp. World markets reel from the news that Wall Street stocks are being manipulated. Excuse me for a minute while I pick myself up off the floor from laughing too hard. That’s the first reaction to this week’s bizarre GameStop story, whereby an army of day-trading nerds used people power to drive up […]

The GameStop Fiasco Exposes the Fantasy That Capitalism Can Be Democratic

Among its many successes, the neoliberal revolution’s greatest triumph may have been convincing people that capitalism could be democratic. With the tyrannical fetters of taxes and state regulation removed, neoliberalism’s ideological advocates claimed, the individual would be free to realize their authentic self. The forum in which that flourishing would take place, of course, was […]