There is no alternative
(shortened as TINA
) was a slogan of which Margaret Thatcher
, the radical British Prime Minister
was fond. In economics
, and political economy
, it has come to mean that despite capitalism's problems
, "there is no alternative" to the status quo of their economic system and neoliberalism
. This is the central slogan of neoliberalism
, arguing that free markets
, free trade
, and capitalist globalization
are the only way in which modern societies can go, as any deviation from their doctrine is certain to lead to disaster.
Susan George, a prominent critic of neoliberal globalization disagrees by saying "TATA!" (There Are Thousands of Alternatives), which also refers to the main political slogan of the alter-globalization movement: "another world is possible".
In the early nineties, Francis Fukuyama wrote a book named The End of History and the Last Man, which in a similar strain argued that liberal democracy had triumphed over communism and the historical struggle between political systems was over (though there could still be future events).
- Margaret Thatcher's key speeches searched for "there is no alternative". There were numerous uses with variations.