I learned quite a lot from the financial models of modern capitalism. I always found these models to be severely lacking in common sense (not that it’s a good reason to ditch them), and to be used in a malicious way, imposing laws and lowering protections for no good reason. A model is only as good as the assumptions that it makes. Any decision made based on the model results without considering them is ridiculous.

And I knew that politicians imposed some of these laws after a shock. We can see that after the terrorist attacks in Europe in the last decade, but I didn’t realise that their security laws were actually entirely part of the neoliberalism doctrine. Enters this book.

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