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Where in the Wikipedia is Anglo Disease?

by martingale Fri Oct 31st, 2008 at 02:37:25 AM EST

I think this is a legitimate question. Does the Anglo Disease concept deserve a Wikipedia entry, and if so, why isn't it there yet?


I don't have much to say up front. The only reason this is a diary is that I thought better of writing an off topic comment in another thread.

The current google ranking for the Anglo Disease is shown below. You'll note that the concept is still pretty insular. The question I'd like you to ponder (or ignore if this was discussed previously) is if Anglo Disease deserves a Wikipedia entry and if so what should be in it? This means answering questions such as: Does the term show up in the published media (where)? Does it have a large number of illustrative examples? Are there other Wikipedia entries which are potentially relevant and linkworthy?

1.European Tribune - Community, Politics & Progress.
2.European Tribune - Community, Politics & Progress.
3.The Oil Drum: Europe | Countdown to $200 oil meets Anglo Disease
4.The Oil Drum: Europe | Grangemouth strike: Anglo Disease in action?
5.The Anglo Disease | Alohapolitics.com
6.Daily Kos: Anglo Disease - my job is done
7.Daily Kos: Explaining the financial crisis: the 'Anglo Disease ...
8.anglofritz; Germany Immune to "Anglo Disease"
9.Dutch disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
10.myfloatingworlds: Anglo Disease (7): Dollar Dump, Boom-&-bust and ...
11.The Oil Drum | The Anglo Disease - an introduction
12.Countdown to $200 oil meets Anglo Disease | Technophobiac News
13.European Tribune - Anglo Disease
14.Thinking about: (2) Anglo Disease: http://www.eurotrib.com/story ...
15.Economic Rationalism as a Mental Disease
16.Earlier onset of alzheimer disease symptoms in latino individuals ...
17.Mapping a Zoonotic Disease: Anglo-American Efforts to Control ...
18.Anglo-Saxon Aloud <!-- For the Water-Elf Disease<br> 19.EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect
20.Earlier Onset of Alzheimer Disease Symptoms in Latino Individuals ...
21.Cardiovascular Disease Insulin Risk in Mexican-American and Anglo ...
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23.Paget's disease in an Anglo-Saxon.
24.JSTOR: Mapping a Zoonotic Disease: Anglo-American Efforts to ...
25.Consequences of Lehman Brothers Insolvency : IntentBlog
26.Anglo Disease: one more step to it actually being christened | Get ...
27.Humming Loudly, Fingers in Ears: The Subprime Mortgage Crisis ...
28.RP Forum - Free Internet Radio. Thoughtfully Hand Mixed Music ...
29.News - Crime & Courts: Anglo being sued for R20m
30.Kent Anthropology: Skeletal analysis of a coastal Anglo-Saxon ...

p.s. There's a wiki entry on Dutch disease, which actually references an ET diary.

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The academic term for Anglo Disease is Financialisation.

As a formerly active wikipedian, my judgement is that it is not appropriate for ET to create the wikipedia article as the concept originated here. "No original research" and "no self-promotion" rules.

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 31st, 2008 at 04:47:52 AM EST
Google also suggests Overcapitalisation.

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 31st, 2008 at 04:52:17 AM EST
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... however, and not the whole ball of wax.

Indeed, I am not sure that financialisation is the whole ball of wax ... a substantial part of the Dutch Disease thesis was the negative side-effects of the focus of growth on the energy sector, including the political economy that entrenches dependency on the growth of that sector, and the Anglo Disease analysis on ET includes similar arguments regarding the negative side-effects of and political addiction to growth that is focused on the finance sector.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Oct 31st, 2008 at 05:32:08 PM EST
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I quite agree about self-promotion, which is why I'm posing the question: If the concept has legitimacy on the web or the media, then it's an acceptable wikipedia topic, surely?

If however Anglo Disease is merely a synonym for financialisation, shouldn't ET use the proper term more often?

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by martingale on Fri Oct 31st, 2008 at 05:25:06 AM EST
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Is that a dump of google search results?

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 31st, 2008 at 04:48:59 AM EST
yes.

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by martingale on Fri Oct 31st, 2008 at 05:20:50 AM EST
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The only reason this is a diary is that I thought better of writing an off topic comment in another thread.

For the future, you can do it in the Open Thread or in the Klatsch section of the Salon.

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 31st, 2008 at 04:53:25 AM EST
Thanks for the tip.

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by martingale on Fri Oct 31st, 2008 at 05:25:41 AM EST
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