William Davies is the Academic Director at the Centre for Mutual and Employee-Owned Business, Kellogg College, University of Oxford. His most recent book was Waiting for Crisis (2009).
The slogan “take back control” was a piece of political genius. It worked on every level between the macroeconomic and the psychoanalytic.
There is a difference between “neoliberal markets” and “free markets”; if the Left wants to offer plausible economic solutions today, it needs to reconnect with its critique of the former, and make its peace with the latter.