This liberal writer makes the startling (to him and other liberals) assertion that neo-liberalism is not what it purports to be, that it is essentially a dogma to hide the power grab by plutocrats to gain control of more wealth. Of course, what liberals want is a return to the "golden age" of government controls and regulation which restrained the anti-societal actions of the rich and their ruling classes.
It's nice to see that liberals are finally getting worried about the increasing and self-serving grip of plutocrats over societies, but they still fail to see that this development is only the natural course of capitalism, the religion of our ruling class that cannot be questioned (besides, "there is no alternative"). Thus, we still see liberals like Monbiot who refuse to question their religion apparently fearing excommunication which might impede their own pursuit of wealth and influence in capitalist media circles. Still, they like to make radical sounding statements like this which those of us who do question can take more seriously:
...the struggle against climate change - and all the crises which now beset both human beings and the natural world - cannot be won without a wider political fight: a democratic mobilisation against plutocracy.