*Odd Couple*

by on April 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm in Books | Permalink

The author is Michael Huberman and the subtitle is International Trade and Labor Standards in History.  Here is the blurb from Leandro Prados de La Escosura:

In this path-breaking volume, Michael Huberman persuasively argues that the past informs the present.  Huberman shows that a historical perspective does not sustain the impossibility trilemma, the popular claim that democracy, national sovereignty and globalization are inherently incompatible.  Globalization and the emergence of the welfare state — which is at the roots of the modern democratic state — went hand-in-hand, increasing well-being and declining inequality over the long-run.

Jonathan April 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm

50 bucks for 250 pages. I am not paying 5 bucks per page.

Tim April 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm

ouch

msgkings April 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Neither is anyone else.

Save your money for a math primer.

Dan April 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Perhaps you could use the money for math lessons?

Dave April 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm

heehee!

TallDave April 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

“Globalization and the emergence of the welfare state — which is at the roots of the modern democratic state — went hand-in-hand, increasing well-being and declining inequality over the long-run.”

Globalization, certainly. The welfare state… very debatable.

msgkings April 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm

“very debatable”…Only to hardcore, blinkered righties.

R. Pointer April 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I think he means: Colonization and the welfare state goes hand in hand.

Can we burn that word Globalization? Or the person who invented it?

david April 21, 2012 at 1:13 am

The economic definition (equalization of factor prices) is conceptually useful.

Steve Sailer April 21, 2012 at 1:37 am

Yes, Bismarck was a real globalist.

Steve Sailer April 21, 2012 at 1:38 am

Ditto, Lloyd-George & FDR.

Saturos April 21, 2012 at 8:28 am

Rather than “at the roots”, I’d say, “inevitable key result”.

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