Well, that\’s this blog shut down then

In this essay, I argue that neither non-economist bloggers, nor economists who portray
economics —especially macroeconomic policy— as a simple enterprise with clear conclusions, are
likely to contibute any insight to discussion of economics and, as a result, should be ignored by
an open-minded lay public.

And to a large extent he\’s right.

Although I shall avail myself of the let out offered by that insistence upon macroeconomics….something I generally point out that I don\’t do.

There are a few basic things which can be said: comparative advantage, incentives, tax incidence and so on. And you\’ll find that most of the economics in this blog is of those rather basic things.

So, as I say, I\’ll take the get out there….now, can we think of any people who do not merit the allowance of such a get out?

7 thoughts on “Well, that\’s this blog shut down then”

  1. In this comment, I argue that neither economist bloggers, nor economists who portray
    ‘open-mindedness’ —especially general-open-minded ethics— as a dismissable philosophy with low credentials, are likely to contribute any insight to discussion of ethics and the bloggosphere, as a result, should be ignored by an open-minded economic fraternity.

  2. Everything is easy. Anyone who says otherwise is a rent-seeker trying to sell you something.

    And if they can’t explain it in terms a lay person can understand then they’re a stupid rent-seeker trying to sell you something.

  3. This is the petulant shriek of a ‘professional’ protecting her turf. All such who claim that they alone know how many Angels there are on the point of a needle MUST be ignored. The greater part, by far, of the sum of human knowledge was gained by amateurs in fields that happened to interest them. It would be invidious to point out that a ‘discovery’ can only be made by someone who does not know the ‘answer’ beforehand

  4. Keep on blogging Mr Worstall!

    Not least because I like having my thinking confirmed by others and enjoy learning stuff about metals and stuff.

  5. Wow. We are such fools we are not even worth listening to. 3 plus pages of attacking the people, and not their arguments.

  6. does that mean that climatologists can not pronounce on the correct economic measures to deal with “global warming”?

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