Holy Jeebus, did he really say this?

I confess theory excites me only so far as it is useful. Anyone’s theory ceases to be of interest to me when it becomes dogmatic, exclusive and a simple excuse for point scoring in isolation.

There’s more on him here too.

10 comments on “Holy Jeebus, did he really say this?

  1. I must say that I have had occasion to temper the enthusiasm with which he approaches a shoot. The theory of gravity and laws of motion still apply when you are knobbing Polly on a swing

  2. I confess theory excites me only so far as it agrees with my views, wishes and dreams.

    Corrected it for him there.

  3. These posts of Ritchie’s on his Twitter debate with real economists will, I am sure, come to be known as “The Great Philistine Essays”, his seminal contribution to anti-knowledge and anti-learning. How lucky his students have been to be sitting in his lecture theatre now, in this crucible of history. What are their fees again?

  4. I must say that I have had occasion to temper the enthusiasm with which he approaches a shoot. The theory of gravity and laws of motion still apply when you are knobbing Polly on a swing.

    For some unfathomable reason, these two sentences remind me of an old David Attenborough documentary featuring two walruses bumping ugly on a beach somewhere.

    Not the way I wanted to start my day, Rocco.

  5. Anyone’s theory ceases to be of interest to me when it becomes dogmatic, exclusive and a simple excuse for point scoring in isolation.

    Anyone other than himself, of course.

  6. And STILL the pretend economists Wren Lewis and Portes ignore him:

    Marco Fante says:

    February 5 2019 at 11:32 am

    Any word on our query about the fiscal rule and QE? Surely that can’t pass by without reply.

    I don’t have a Twitter account and am not intending to get one as yet. Otherwise I’d ask them myself.

    Reply

    Richard Murphy says:

    February 5 2019 at 12:26 pm

    None at all so far

  7. And yet another pretend economist is cited:

    John Hope says:

    February 5 2019 at 10:15 am

    You know you must be doing something right when Tim Worstall thinks that Portes and Wren-Lewis are ‘ real economists ‘ ( whatever that means ) and you are not .
    [….]

    Reply

    Richard Murphy says:

    February 5 2019 at 10:32 am

    Quite….

    Trust Worstall to wade in! I have not looked…

    Reply

    Marco Fante says:

    February 5 2019 at 11:29 am

    I have little doubt that Portes and Wren-Lewis would rather do without the support of Worstall. Oh well, there had to be a bit of light amusement at some point.

  8. Anyone’s theory ceases to be of interest to me when it becomes dogmatic, exclusive and a simple excuse for point scoring in isolation.

    Surely the least self-aware person who ever existed?

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