Your periodic reminder that "the economy" still tells us little about individuals

Lots of well-deserved heat on Annie Lowrey’s noxious “No, Depressed American Towns Do Not Look Like Zimbabwe,” where she argues that “in human terms, globalization has absolutely, completely proven positive-sum.”

Jeff Spross insists that Lowrey’s argument “doesn’t justify calling on Americans to ignore their own immediate experience in favor of viewing a…

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