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Connections: What does 'neoliberalism' mean?

Aug 1, 2017

We're getting wonky. It's time to go to school to understand a term we hear tossed around all the time these days: "neoliberalism." Justice Kennedy is a neoliberal? Hillary Clinton? What exactly does that mean? Before your eyes get glassy, our guests will explain how our lives are impacted when everything -- from health care to education to politics -- is commoditized.

Our guests:

  • Lyle Jeremy Rubin, Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Rochester, and is writing his dissertation on left-leaning uses of Adam Smith and market economics in the United States
  • David Hursh, professor of teaching and curriculum at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education