Neoliberalism: Overview and Implications @ SECULAR SATURDAY

Neoliberalism: Overview and Implications @ SECULAR SATURDAY

May 13, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

First Unitarian Society

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Drawing upon resources that range from simple to complex, Jon plans to facilitate an informal and congenial conversation about the aspects of neoliberalism animating our political discourse and impacting our lives as American humanists.

The format will be a short and informative presentation followed by conversation. Listed below are a range of optional video prompts to review beforehand to better initiate you to the great variety of nuance surrounding this topic.

The presentation and discussion will be from 3:00 to 4:30, after which we will join other Secular Saturday attendees in the gallery for refreshments and socializing.

Video prompts you may wish to explore prior to the session:

Three Minute Video — Pros and Cons of Neoliberalism —

Three Minute Theory: What is Neoliberalism —

How Neoliberalism Threatens Democracy — 20 minute interview with author and political theorist Wendy Brown —

Class Warfare, Neoliberalism, and Viable Alternatives — 45 minute interview with American public intellectual Noam Chomsky —

When Firms Become Persons and Persons Become Firms — hour+ lecture by Prof. Wendy Brown

Facilitator and HumanistsMN member, Jon Peterson, is interested in the intersection of economics, American religion, and the social sciences. He studied sociology at Augsburg University and completed graduate work in technical writing at the U of M.

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