I turned on Charlie Rose last night, and some guy was going on and on about how great globalization was, throwing out obviously unverifiable but authoritive sounding claims like the industrial revolution improved people's standard of living x pct, and that it had gone up now 100% in developing countries. In short, everything about globalization was great, no problem. I thought: this guy is totally full of it.
Turns out it was Lawrence Summers, former president of Harvard. Maybe skipster is Lawrence Summers. They make the same rhetorical claims.