Regarding the meme circulating from an “economic historian” that private investment in capital isn’t important, Cold Spring Shops author Stephen Karlson quotes Kids Prefer Cheese’s Mike Munger who wrote this about said historian:
Without any prompting from Cold Spring Shops, he subsequently revises and extends.
*A clarification: Northern Illinois has a number of quite good departments, including econ. But the history department is a doctrinaire marxist ideological chop shop.
I'm not sure the description of History is completely accurate. Professor Livingston surely got onto the culture-studies ride at the right time, but the history department has also been reduced in size and scope over the past 20 years. We do what we can [with] what we have in economics. And we have Quidditch.
31 October 2011, midafternoon on what passes for a quad.
On the suggestion of bookofjoe, I just went and checked out how many people are receiving the feed of this blog: 228.
I’m not sure if that’s large or small, but I know bunches of academics whose research has never been cited by a single person. For a lot of them, peer review means looked over by two referees and an editor.
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