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I mean, a more enlightened president-elect might have played this version: https://t.co/ttwvCuJzJh
"Malthusian" is a household term, though he was very wrong. But nobody says "Boserupian" though she proved him wrong & transformed knowledge
I mean, in a way it's a well-considered overture for him:
I mean, in a way it's a well-considered overture for him:
Yes, and that's what I'm warning about. It's come to be a derogatory term thrown at anyone favouring non-authoritarian economies
The belief that there's something called "neoliberals" is what unites Trump supporters with the flakier left. It's "globalist elite" speak.
Or, I should say, liberals.
But the bottom line is: No politician or party has ever described itself, or its agenda or ideal or model, as "neoliberal." It's not an ism.
(I think people get it mixed up with neoclassical economics, which are different from classical economics "Neoliberal" just means "markets")
Why "neo?" There's no disjunction in liberal thought, *except* intl development, where it was return to norm after authoritarian interlude
Somehow the *critique* of this development language expanded into a labeling of any advocacy of markets (excessive or otherwise) as "neolib"
There was a school of *international development thought* called liberalism,from when closed/authoritarian economies were opening to markets
So the sign for "Trump" in American Sign Language is basically the sign for a comb-over
So the sign for 'Trump' in American Sign Language is basically the sign for a comb-over
The N American word "dessert" suggests an earned reward. UK equivalent "pudding" (from latin intestine/stomach) implies a fundamental need
RIP William Onyeabor. This would be a good day to put this on repeat https://t.co/BbVVJ9dz2G
Acemoglu at one point suggests modern computers were developed because Vietnam draft avoidance raised skilled population therefore demand
This is a terrible way to open an article
Shorter NYT: "Enjoy Friday!"
Shorter NYT: 'Enjoy Friday!'
This is a solid summary of the unanswered questions re Trump that ought to be creating market uncertainty everywhere https://t.co/j01bRqCenS
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