A global social political movement of the last four decades comprised of a mix of political ideology, social philosophy, and economic theory that has resulted in policies and practices based on notions of radical individualism, free market fundamentalism (radical laissez faire ideology), flexible labor and privatization. It represents the revolt of the ruling class against the involvement of government in promoting the Public Good through social programs based on Keynesian economics and, in the United States, against the War on Poverty Programs ushered in during the 1960s. Neoliberalism in the United States has led to a series of financial crises, including the crash of the stock market on Black Monday (October 19, 1987), the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s, and the Great Recession of 2007-2009. It has increased inequality and led to the highest levels of poverty since the Great Depression. Neoliberal demagogues use socially conservative stances on government, affirmative action, immigration, abortion, gay and lesbian marriage, and other issues to mobilize voters on behalf of conservative candidates for public office. Once elected, those candidates toe the ruling class line on neoliberal legislation that diminishes social programs and promotes the trickling up of wealth. Neoliberalism constitutes ruthless class warfare on workers and the poor in society.