INA 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Neoliberalism

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INA 101
Stefano
9/19/16
Political Globalization
Reconciliation
- Conciliation happening in Germany (for treatment of Jewish and other peoples)
oEducation, apologies, recognition of wrongs
- The conversation doesn’t happen in America
- In Germany’s past…
oFascism escapes from politics/government into the corporate world
Ex. Volkswagen
Spread with factories to South America with fascist ideals in place
oMistreats workers
oSteamrolls small local communities
oSupports local militant/fascist/authoritarian/abusive groups and
officials with money, information, and use of facilities
Neo-liberalism
oAfter the world war, companies discover they can get away with
anything as long as they make money and have the right
connections
Volkswagen’s reconciliation project
o Accepting ethical and moral injustices within the German
nation state as well as overseas
Under globalization, corporations run governments (especially, but not only, local ones)
- First comes business, then politics
oEx. CNN (a corporation) gets to decide not to allow third party candidates into the first
presidential debate
oRecommended material: 60 minutes third party interview, video
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