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On The Fall Of The Liberal International Economic Order, Part II

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In the last post, I linked to John J. Mearsheimer’s paper Bound To Fail: The Rise And Fall Of The Liberal International Order. The paper was more from a political perspective than from a perspective of political economy, although it did go into the economics of it.There’s a Post-Keynesian paper by Thomas Palley published last year, I thought I should recommend reading, since it goes into the political economy aspect of it. Also it is rooted more in the heterodox Keynesian perspective, unlike Mearsheimer who although criticises the US establishment, seems to want to propose an order which benefits the United States the most, not a new economic order which benefits the whole world.The liberal international economic order benefited the United States, or at least the “top 1” but because of

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In the last post, I linked to John J. Mearsheimer’s paper Bound To Fail: The Rise And Fall Of The Liberal International Order. The paper was more from a political perspective than from a perspective of political economy, although it did go into the economics of it.

There’s a Post-Keynesian paper by Thomas Palley published last year, I thought I should recommend reading, since it goes into the political economy aspect of it. Also it is rooted more in the heterodox Keynesian perspective, unlike Mearsheimer who although criticises the US establishment, seems to want to propose an order which benefits the United States the most, not a new economic order which benefits the whole world.

On The Fall Of The Liberal International Economic Order, Part II

The liberal international economic order benefited the United States, or at least the “top 1” but because of countries gaming the system, started to backfire. The US has large current account deficits as a consequence of which its negative net international investment position grew larger and larger as this BEA chart indicates:

On The Fall Of The Liberal International Economic Order, Part II

The solution is to dismantle the liberal international economic order in favour of new rules of the game which benefit everyone, not just oligarchs.

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