Recent announcements of neoliberalism’s demise in the wake of the pandemic are mistaken. Ending neoliberalism will require purposeful effort and struggle, not just economic and political crises.
Mack Penner is a writer and a PhD student in history at McMaster University.
The leadership race for Alberta’s United Conservative Party signals a further shift to the right in Canada’s most conservative province. But the province’s conservatism isn’t innate — it is a result of carbon producers’ domination of the economy.
We may be exhausted by the effects of the pandemic, but the desire to return to business as usual is a blind alley. The pandemic is simply one facet of the broader crises we face — crises that were forged in yesterday’s normal.