The invisible hand of the market and the iron fist of the state combine and complement each other to make the lower classes accept desocialized wage labour and the social instability it brings in its wake. Atomization is pursued as a divide and rule standard, to defend wealth and the levers of power from middle and working class aspirants. Identity politics, race essentialism, demonisation of immigrants, outsourcing labour: staples of the neoliberal playbook. Neoliberalism is the ideology of the corporate state, an oligopoly of expensive expertise, credentials and majority exclusion.