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Getting the NIEO Right

Samuel Moyn’s Not Enough provides a fast-paced narrative of the surprising ways we got to where we are now in our moral and political imagination of what is politically possible. While usefully reflecting the 1970s optimism that international law could reduce global inequality, it mischaracterizes the New International Economic Order (NIEO) and leaves open the question of precisely how neoliberalism displaced its utopian aspirations.