Neoliberal Morality in Singapore

Institutionalising the Logics of Neoliberalism

Teo You Yenn Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Common Sense of Meritocracy, Competition, and the Evils of the Welfare State
Neoliberalism as discourse and practice has been welldocumented and roundly criticised by scholars. Analysing a variety of national contexts, they have shown that low corporate taxes, fiscal austerity, reduced social spending, and privatisation of industries that are hallmarks of neoliberal policies are practices that favour capitalist elites (Hadiz 2006, Harvey 2005). 

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