Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The jawbone of one who knows one

If it's true that one's breeding is shown in how one conducts oneself in an argument, the taxpayers of California should be asking themselves if they want to support the teaching of their children to the standards of Berkeley economist (and former Clinton Administration Treasury Dept. official) J. Bradford DeLong;

....Fire his ass.Fire his ass from Newsweek, and the Daily Beast.
Convene a committee at Harvard to impose proper sanctions on this degree of intellectual dishonesty.[1]
There is a limit, somewhere. And Ferguson has gone beyond it.
Speaking of shouting, 'liar, liar, pants on fire', Prof. DeLong would seem to be shading the truth a bit with this late disclaimer;
UPDATE: Not that I claim to know what the proper sanctions are, you understand. But we should be inquiring into what they are.
Didn't he just say that the 'proper sanction' would be to 'fire' Prof. Ferguson?

It almost makes it beside the point that Ferguson has support for his claim from several Obama Administration cabinet members, that the ACA has made numerous assumptions that probably won't  turn out to be valid.
Seems we weren't the only ones to notice 'Mad Dog' DeLong's ranting;
First prize goes to Berkeley professor Brad DeLong, whose blog opened with the headline “Fire-His-Ass-Now.” “He lied,” rants DeLong. “Convene a committee at Harvard to examine whether he has the moral character to teach at a university.” My own counter-suggestion would be to convene a committee at Berkeley to examine whether or not Professor DeLong is spending too much of his time blogging when he really should be conducting serious research or teaching his students. For example, why hasn’t Professor DeLong published that economic history of the 20th century he’s been promising for the past six years? It can’t be writer’s block, that’s for sure.

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