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Last time I checked, our country is not an island in any way shape or form. Whatever happens here has an effect in not only the rest of continental Europe, but also in the United Kingdom and rest of the world. This is why it’s really important to look at issues facing our society. Our issues are not just purely local or regional, we need to take a broader approach.

I’ve seen this happen many times, and it’s so sad and lamentable that it often attempts one to believe that we’re not unlucky. Moreover, we are actually engaged in a habitual behaviour that plays out primarily in the sphere of economic policy.

I’ve seen this happen many times, and it’s so sad and lamentable that it often attempts one to believe that we’re not unlucky. Moreover, we are actually engaged in a habitual behaviour that plays out primarily in the sphere of economic policy.

There is a Third Way between Neoliberalism and Socialism

Neoliberalism and Socialism

Neoliberalism definitely has a very attractive siren call. It doesn't lack for champions and successful case studies, but this is a case of the immovable force confronting the immovable object, which is socialism. Again, the whole idea of switching from some level of state control of enterprises and social life to a fully market-based model it is a non-starter. We can't move the dial back there, nor are there enough good ideas to justify that.

Conversation Between

The issue is how to make sense of this conversation between these two very important, profound, yet ultimate and self-negating trends. Make no mistake about it, socialism has its limits. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to see this. Socialism, especially when paired with corruption, has not worked. The only thing that is produced is excuses, and unfortunately, you can only eat excuses for so long until you run the risk of being dashed against the rocks with the opposing view’s siren call.

Neoliberalism has too much Baggage

The opposing call is the almost irresistible tug of neoliberalism. This thought does produce benefits, but oftentimes, it produces those social goods at a very high price. The good news is that there is a middle way.

The Solution: Results-Driven Political Economy

Let me quote Deng Xiaoping, the Chinese leader. He said, “I don’t care if a cat is black or white. As long as it catches, mice I’m happy.” There’s a lot of value to this statement. For the longest time, we have obsessed about the wrapper and given the content a pass. That time is long gone. We need to focus on the substance, and more importantly, the consequences and long-term impact of the political options we have are on the table. The bottom line should be results and results only.