Beyond state vs. market in the discourse of American politics

A single discourse on state and market permeates American politics. It is a discourse that pits the two against each other in a zero-sum game and naturalizes an arbitrary view that they must stand at odds, whereby more of one means less of the other. Entire policy platforms and ideologies are constructed in favor of more market or more state, so that the idea not only becomes part of the furniture of American politics, but also our fate. We are left with no alternative. We are forced to choose between more market and less state, or more state and less market. Continue reading “Beyond state vs. market in the discourse of American politics”