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[LINK] Friedman is an idiot, Part x

Over at Crooked Timber, Henry Farrell points out that, again, Thomas Friedman knows not whereof he speaks. In this case, he does not know about Ireland, and how "there’s a very strong argument to be made that it is exactly the non-Anglo-Saxon features of the Irish economy--and in particular the systematized concertation between trade unions, management, government and other social actors--that was at the heart of Ireland’s economic success in the 1990’s. This system, unbeloved of free market economists, set the broad parameters for wage and income tax policy, and provided Ireland with the necessary stability for economic growth."

Why does the New York Times keep him on as a columnist, again?
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