Marching Ordos

Posted on by Tom Fleming

We people of the Anglosphere need to learn the peculiar use among German-speaking economists of the Latin word ordo (‘arrangement’), as in der Ordoliberalismus. The historian Quinn Slobodian’s fascinating book is the place to learn. Although he writes with elegance and clarity, his story is a mite intricate. Pay sharp attention, class. The ordoliberals drew […]

Shockingly Sensible

Posted on by Tom Fleming

‘Tell us why the world is such an unhappy place’ is a common instruction from publishers to economic pundits these days. The response has been shelves of books addressing the impact of globalisation, automation, executive greed, social media and all the other things that are perceived to have angered voters and led them to

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