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[J. Bradford DeLong] Utopia or bust -- the politics of economic governance
[J. Bradford DeLong] Utopia or bust -- the politics of economic governance
ViewpointsFeb 6, 2023
My book on the economic history of the 20th century, published last fall, did not include a chapter on the question of the future or “what we should do next,” because my frequent co-author, Stephen S. Cohen, convinced me that whatever I wrote would come to look outdated and silly within six months. He was right: Such arguments are better left to commentaries like this one. So, if I had written a final chapter looking to the future, what should I have said? Prior to the phantom text,