Latest C4SS Paper: The Decline and Fall of Sloanism
It is a direct continuation of the analysis in the previous paper, and both are extended developments of themes originally set forth, much more briefly, in my first paper.
The series, for anyone who wants to read it from the beginning, is:
C4SS Paper No. 1 (Spring 2009): "Industrial Policy: New Wine in Old Bottles"
C4SS Paper No. 3 (July 2009): "Moloch: Mass-Production Industry as a Statist Construct"
C4SS Paper No. 4 (August 2009): "The Decline and Fall of Sloanism"
If you think these papers are worth reading, by the way, you might consider contributing to the C4ss fourth quarter fundraising drive. It's getting off to a slow start, and it's your contributions that keep these things coming. The next one in the pipeline is a further development of the theme of relocalized manufacturing as Sloanism decays: specifically, desktop manufacturing and the household microenterprise. (Of course if you don't like this stuff, you should consider supporting C4SS anyway because of the great commentary by Tom Knapp, Alex Knight and others).