[bestbits] [governance] Re: NMI and the Brazilian CGI.br

Suresh Ramasubramanian suresh at hserus.net
Tue Dec 2 02:07:12 EST 2014

The problem is that your theoretical model is an artificial construct, one 
that exists only in your own little clique of people and bears little or no 
semblance to actual neo liberalism.

This random repurposing of existing terms in economics and international 
relations into terms of vilification doesn't constitute any theory that I 
am aware of.

And people are trying to get work done here and not play politics. In case 
it escaped your attention

On December 2, 2014 12:32:39 PM parminder <parminder at itforchange.net> wrote:

> On Tuesday 02 December 2014 12:17 PM, Avri Doria wrote:
> >
> > On 02-Dec-14 07:38, parminder wrote:
> >> Neoliberalism is defined as the application of market principles to
> >> everything, including those areas in which such principles are not
> >> normally applied. The above is a perfect case of the application of
> >> market principles to governance, as I said , the pristine neoliberal
> >> governance model.
> >
> > You may feel it is your privilege to villify others by tarring and
> > feathering them with the vile label of neoliberalism sometimes and
> > imperialism at other times.
> See, here precisely lies the problem. I did nothing other than
> analytically describe the affinity of a particular case in point, the NM
> Initiative, and the CS support to it, with a theoritical model called
> neoliberalism. Now, it is possible to point to deficiency in my equation
> or argument, but call it vilification!!! One could reject that the NMI
> and CS support for it does not further neoliberal model of governance,
> or, as Milton does, own up the neoliberal model of Internet governance,
> but I do not really see the vilification here. And again I associated
> the term with a particular model and a set of political actions around
> it,  and not to any individual behaviour for it to be called as
> vilification. In fact this whole thread begun with wrongly labelling
> political criticism as vilification. Such personalisation of a political
> dialogue takes us nowhere, and makes it difficult to continue with it.
> parminder
> > I accept that you do so, yet I reject the label you apply to me.
> >
> > I generally do not support market principles, but rather believe in
> > the tussle among those with different set of principles.
> >
> > avri
> >
> >
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