Origins of IPE
How Susan Strange founded International Political Economy, a 🧵 pic.twitter.com/nP0deOY6Ec— Paul Poast (@ProfPaulPoast) July 24, 2021
End of Gold Standard
50 years ago today, on August 15, 1971, President Nixon suspended the convertibility of the US dollar into gold.pic.twitter.com/RUsBLCXGl5— Documenting Bitcoin 📄 (@DocumentingBTC) August 15, 2021
A 50th anniversary came and went last month with little fanfare.— Paul Poast (@ProfPaulPoast) September 4, 2021
That's appropriate, since the original event had little consequence.
The event? Nixon's August 1971 decision to close the "Gold Window". 🪙💵
Two words: Embedded. Liberalism.— Paul Poast (@ProfPaulPoast) September 25, 2021
Let’s reflect on a key idea from the great John Ruggie.
Endogenous state theory
Counting the number of countries in the UN.
library(unvotes) library(tidyverse) library(lubridate) left_join(un_votes, un_roll_calls) %>% mutate(year = year(date)) %>% count(country, country_code, year) %>% count(year) %>% ggplot(aes(x = year, y = n)) + geom_line() + scale_x_continuous(breaks = seq(1945, 2020, 15)) + scale_y_continuous(breaks = seq(50, 200, 50)) + theme_light()