On trade, the country is haunted by the memory of the China shock in the 2000s, when Chinese competition devastated American manufacturing workers and put the lie to free-traders' Panglossian
That can amount to a Panglossian
belief that the current policy is best, whereas the current policy may be actually be a wobbly structure held together by overconfidence, historical accident and the power of precedent.
Is this the Panglossian
best of all possible worlds in risk assets?
The underperformance of existing efforts does not allow a Panglossian
'all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds' attitude.
Given our less than perfect knowledge how should we design our decision rules to bring about a Panglossian
outcome or to try and do the least harm possible?
YOUR columnist Graham Robb's panglossian
view of the current government is understandable, given his public relations background and personal focus on tax cuts, private schools etc.
In fact, in his eagerness to contradict Leftworld's bummed-out idealists, Chait's own ostensibly sobersided evaluations of Obama's successes can verge on the Panglossian
The most Panglossian
American policy makers believe that there is some magical combination of rewards and engagement that, over some time horizon, will transform Pakistan from the regional menace it is today, into a state that is at peace with itself and its neighbours.
The IMF trashed Rouhani's Panglossian
claim that 2016 will see a 3.
In 1988, The Village Voice published a shrill attack on Harvest of Sorrow that accused Conquest of, among many other things, "redbaiting" Walter Duranty, the New York Times correspondent in Moscow whose Panglossian
reporting on Stalin won him a now-discredited Pulitzer Prize.
One of the most dispiriting characteristics of much of business journalism is its relentless Panglossian
cheerfulness: it can read like a form of propaganda.
Roger Lewis put forth a Panglossian
view of the state of Welsh rugby but I hope commentators will give a more realistic critique of the real health of the Welsh game after the Lewis years.