The usual suspects lined up on Wednesday to acclaim the Financial Times' choice of George Soros as "Person of the Year."
However, Raheem Kassam argues the award has a meaning fans of the status quo have totally missed: the fact Soros relieved the gong suggests the Neo-liberal ideology is bankrupt.
"The best person the FT could muster is an 88-year-old billionaire who confesses to having no guilt over his Nazi-affiliated actions during the Second World War," he writes. "They could hardly have given the award to the embattled Emmanuel Macron. Nor would the retreating Angela Merkel have sent a particularly strong message. Jean Claude-Juncker? Gimme a break."