I insist upon declaring solidarity with John Quiggin, the Australian economist, here. I too am a socialist and proud to declare myself as such:
In the decade since the Global Financial Crisis, things have changed. Socialism still describes an aspiration, rather than a concrete political program, but an aspiration to a better society is what we need now as a positive response to the evident failure of neoliberalism.
Entirely so. For as 2008 proved neoliberalism is puppy dog tails, socialism sweetness and spice.
Sugar and spice versus puppy dog tails, no one can claim not to be a socialist, can they?