Farewell to Oskar

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Wed Mar 17 14:56:11 PST 1999

Brad De Long wrote:

>For six years, now, U.S. policymakers like
>Lawrence Summers have been lecturing European finance ministers and central
>bankers on the desirability of demand expansion in Europe--and Oskar
>Lafontaine is one of the few European politicians who openly agrees with
>the U.S.

There's an article in the spring Science & Society - the Frances Bolton issue - by Roger Burbach and William Robinson arguing that nation-states are passe and a global ruling class is forming itself. Maybe we're in the early stages of that, but I hear something like this and figure we've got a long way to go.

Larry Summers spends lots of time lecturing, doesn't he? Japanese too?


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