Jumping On David Brooks

Hey, it makes a change from Mike Gerson. The attacks here. Tyler Cowen defends him:

Brooks makes nine claims (or try this link), and to my eyes eight of them check out directly, based on material I am familiar with and yes I mean the original sources, not journalistic summaries of them.  (I should note it is not easy to estimate the total gains from globalization, and I wouldn't put much weight on any particular number here; still those gains are likely very large, as Brooks suggests.)