Wednesday, October 03, 2007
It's worth remembering, as Arnold Kling did last year, that what's consensus now can become apostasy later. Timothy Garton Ash observed after the fall of the Berlin Wall that "there is no 'socialist economics' there is only economics." So convergence happened, as James Buchanan predicted many years ago ("Economics in the Post-Socialist Century", 101 Econ J., 1991; also the source of the Ash quote.) And when you get convergence, people want to find a way to differentiate themselves.
Which is as good a rationale for this blog as any.