Jeremy Lent: Neoliberalism & The Narrative Of Progress

Jeremy Lent — integrator and author of ‘The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning’ — discusses the work of popular science author Steven Pinker and his defense of the “progress narrative” implicit in the neoliberal economic paradigm that dominates political and economic policy of the modern era. Jeremy initially presented his brilliant critique of Pinker’s work and the “progress narrative” in his widely-shared article ‘Steven Pinker’s Ideas About Progress Are Fatally Flawed. These Eight Graphs Show Why.’ Read that piece here: http://bit.ly/2MWuTmn

Jeremy Lent is an author and founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering a worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on the earth. The Liology Institute, which integrates systems science with ancient wisdom traditions, holds regular workshops and other events in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to ‘The Patterning Instinct,’ Jeremy is author of the novel ‘Requiem of the Human Soul.’ Jeremy holds a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Learn more about Jeremy and his work at his website: https://www.jeremylent.com

Learn more about the Liology Institute here: http://www.liology.org

This is a segment of episode #140 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Grand Narrative Of Progress: The Neoliberal Order & Participatory Politics w/ Jeremy Lent.” Listen to the full episode here: http://bit.ly/LBWJLent