the 5 events of history

On the Mises Blog, William Anderson has an interesting review of Krugman’s latest (and more insidious than usual) apology for economic fascism, but what really caught my attention was this comment from “Adam I.”:

You know what I’ve realized about these guys? It’s true for pretty much all American foreign policy thinkers too.

History begins in 1930. There are five historical events:

  • The Crash of ’29 and the Great Depression
  • The Rise of Hitler
  • WWII
  • The Cold War
  • 9/11

That’s it. That’s history. Economists seem to stop paying attention in the 1950s anyway, so their list is even shorter.


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