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After Neoliberalism

For most of the last 40 years, U.S. policymakers acted as if the world were flat. Steeped in the dominant strain of neoliberal economic thinking, they assumed that capital, goods, and people would go wherever they would be the most productive for everyone. If companies created jobs overseas, where it was cheapest to do so, domestic employment losses would be outweighed by consumer benefits. And if governments lowered trade barriers and deregulated capital markets, money would flow where it was needed most. Policymakers didn’t have to take geography into account, since the invisible hand was at work everywhere. Place, in other words, didn’t matter.…  Seguir leyendo »

Globalism Failed to Deliver the Economy We Need

Hay muchísima confusión general, si no un absoluto pavor, en torno al estado de la economía global. La guerra en Ucrania, las fluctuaciones del precio del gas, los tipos de interés hipotecarios por las nubes, los continuados efectos colaterales de la pandemia de COVID-19 y la amenazante posibilidad de una recesión: todos estos son factores que parecen confluir para propiciar el caos.

El miedo es real, pero el caos es transitorio, ya que en gran medida obedece al tumulto que acompaña cualquier transición de un viejo orden económico a uno nuevo. Toda economía experimenta ciclos de expansión y contracción, pero el indicador más importante en estos ciclos tiene menos que ver con los precios de mercado o las tasas de desempleo que con la filosofía política subyacente.…  Seguir leyendo »

Globalism Failed to Deliver the Economy We Need

There is so much general confusion, if not outright dread, about the state of the global economy. The war in Ukraine, gyrating gas prices, skyrocketing mortgage rates, the continued fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic and the looming prospect of a recession — all of these factors seem to be coalescing into chaos.

The fear is real. But the chaos is transitory, as it is largely driven by the tumult that attends any transition from an old economic order to a new one. Every economy goes through cycles of expansion and contraction, but the most important indicator within these cycles has less to do with market prices or unemployment rates and more to do with underlying political philosophy.…  Seguir leyendo »