I just finished writing an article on globalization–or what I call neoliberalism, the barbaric phase of capitalism. That meant reviewing lots of the literature–mountains of the stuff–that is just theoretical horse manure. It reminds me of how well-remunerated one is when you grovel & sing for your supper. You don’t have to be a good writer nor capable of coherent thought; you just have to dish out half-witted rationalizations for criminality like child labor.
The good news is that so many progressive analysts have done a number on the Krugman, Friedman, & Kristof apologists of the world.
Let me tell you, it was a strain to curb the epithets on this one. But I don’t believe I used the word ass even once, even when it was the only appropriate curse. I’ll post it when it’s published in an online journal.