Amartya Sen on Neoliberalism12 August, 2012 at 15:56 | Posted in Economics, Politics & Society | 1 Comment
Neoliberals often contrast the importance of equality with that of liberty. But to Sen it can never be a question of liberty or equality. To pose the question in terms of this contrast is a “category mistake”.
With his capability approach, Sen explicitly acknowledges human diversity in a way that is impossible within the Neoliberal approach. This is an issue to which Neoliberals have paid almost no attention, and for which Sen also rightly criticizes them.
In this essay I further analyze what kind philosophical-ideological-political-economic doctrine Neoliberalism is, and how to position Sen’s incisive critique of it.