Thursday, June 16, 2011

History Trumps Lawyers, Guns, and Money

LGM has recently added Eric Loomis to its list of bloggers. A historian, he brings a much needed perspective to the otherwise comfortable Neo-liberal consensus of the more active posters. He has so far shown that Yglesias isn't all that bright, although he phrased it differently, and now writes to remind us that
neoliberal globalization is also a series of discrete decisions made by individuals, bureaucracies, organizations, and governments.
Exactly. The only nit I would pick is that he lumps "progressives" in with the supporters of Yglesianism. I would also say that given the tone of the debate over there on, for example Wikileaks, a more aggressively left view under-girded by a historians commitment to the concrete is welcome.

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