As the America-first base cheers the axing of the so-called liberal world order they should keep a few things in mind. For one, despite the name, it’s not liberal. It was constructed over the last seven decades by real politik and pro-business practitioners to advance US political and economic interests. It is called liberal not in the political, but in the economic sense of liberalism, i.e. open, competitive markets for goods, investment, and labor.

This liberal world order was in truth constructed often to the detriment and over the protests of our adversaries and trading partners alike and over the…

Andrew Vonnegut

An unhealthy interest in the unusual and unpredictable in the global economy. Business owner, author of “Inside the Global Economy: a practical guide”

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store