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Financial Times choosing George Soros as "Person of the Year" is sign neo-liberal world order is out of ideas

Financial Times choosing George Soros as "Person of the Year" is sign neo-liberal world order is out of ideas

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."

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