Oct8 - 10/8/07 Homework The neo-Liberalism vision of the...

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10/8/07 Homework The neo-Liberalism vision of the “good life” is essentially a combination of hard work, a devoted family, and success. Proponents of the neo-Liberalism view of the good life believe that this life is available to anyone who is a devoted worker. The key values of the good life, as those who support the neo-Liberalism views, are: individualism, prosperity, and freedom. In the neo-Liberal model, what is good for the individual is good for the society as a whole - the “invisible hand of the market”. This belief found roots in the wisdom of Descartes and Adam Smith; these people believed that individualism should remain a core value for people who follow this “big model of globalization”, for it reinforces the concept of capitalism. The value of prosperity epitomizes the rewards of working hard; prosperity has come to be equated with wealth (which defines the good life for neo- Liberals). Comfort, success, and abundance are terms that neo-Liberals use to provide incentive to neo-Liberalism. Freedom for neo-Liberals
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