Lad’s insane

In economic matters since 1945, it is not so much that the US either forged or ruptured a rules-based order, but rather that it pivoted from one set of rules to a radically new one. For decades after the second world war, the system allowed other governments considerable room for manoeuvre in their economic policies. But then the US helped to impose a draconian neoliberal order that persists to the present day, including through international financial institutions it dominated.

The Bretton Woods system, where exchange rates were fixed and monitored by the IMF, offered more freedom of economic action to nation states than the floating rate FX system which succeeded it?

Crippled JC on a pogo stick that’s an idiot assertion.

Samuel Moyn is a professor of law and history at Yale and the author of Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

There’s nothing so stupid American academia won’t believe it.

9 thoughts on “Lad’s insane”

  1. There’s nothing so stupid American academia won’t believe it.

    Dunno if you saw this epic story from last year, Tim. The true tale of a Harvard law professor who let a French conwoman and her non-passing ladyboy lover con him out of his home:

    The whole thing is unbelievable, like some brilliant farce written by Tom Wolfe where every part is played by Peter Sellers.

    Anyway, things haven’t really changed in Yankademia since Increase Mather was exhorting people to hang witches. They just call them by different names now.

    Rodney Dangerfield’s 1986 movie “Back To School” was the most realistic depiction of the ignorance of ivory tower dwellers on real life matters:

    Thornton Melon : Oh, you left out a bunch of stuff.

    Dr. Phillip Barbay : Oh really? Like what for instance?

    Thornton Melon : First of all you’re going to have to grease the local politicians for the sudden zoning problems that always come up. Then there’s the kickbacks to the carpenters, and if you plan on using any cement in this building I’m sure the teamsters would like to have a little chat with ya, and that’ll cost ya. Oh and don’t forget a little something for the building inspectors. Then there’s long term costs such as waste disposal. I don’t know if you’re familiar with who runs that business but I assure you it’s not the boyscouts.

    Dr. Phillip Barbay : That will be quite enough, Mr. Melon! Maybe bribes, kickbacks and Mafia payoffs are how YOU do business! But they are NOT part of the legitimate business world! And they are certainly not part of anything I am doing in this class. Do I make myself clear, Mr. Melon?

  2. I’m trying to work out why there’s a mobile number under the image of a US drone in the photograph. Do the Yanks now do outcalls?

  3. @Steve – re the Bruce Hay story. ‘Kinell, that’s a bizarre tale of, I don’t know what really, not quite or not just fraud, but mainly deep ongoing cuntness by two spectacularly toxic individuals for no particular reason save for shits and giggles. Colour me unsurprised that one was an unconvincing tranny…

    Western Civilisation is holed below the waterline and listing badly.

  4. neoliberal

    Whenever I read that, I tend to assume the author is an idiot and a cock end. is the marker I use.

  5. The 2000’s. Internet startup speak. It’s the follow on to the 1980’s creeping of business buzzwords into everyday life.

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