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Do you know what Neoliberalism is?

Periklis

Dr. Periklis Gogas, Associate Professor, Department of International Economics, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.

Agrapetidou
Ms. Anna Agrapetidou, PhD
candidate, Economics, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Neoliberalism is a term that can be traced back to the 1930’s. It was introduced then by the people who were looking for the middle way between the classical liberalism of the laissez-faire doctrine and the emerging –at that period- socialism. The usage of the term declined in the 1960’s and it was reintroduced in the 1980’s. This time, it was mainly used to describe the classical liberalism by its critics, thus adding negative connotations as its meaning was shifted to the laissez-faire principles.

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