Bf199 8 david harvey a brief history of neoliberalism. Harvey: thinks capitalism should be over thrown, the rich stay in power, beliefs it"s a scientific analysis of how capitalism works. Does it work: neoliberalism appeals to our desire through concepts of human dignity and individual freedom. if successful, it becomes common sense and is taken for granted. Intellectual property rights encourage technological development, which in turn increases efficiency and productivity. When the general price level rises, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services. en. wikipedia. org/wiki/inflation: chief political goals of neoliberalism are deregulation, privatization, withdrawal of the state from social provision. Deregulation: free mobility of capital between sectors, regions and countries is crucial. All barriers (tarrifs, punitive taxation, planning and environmental controls) have to be removed: state sovereignty over commodity and capital movements must be surrendered to the global market. Shrink big government by reducing expenditures on the military, policing, and surveillance.