That’s interesting

This post by me was on The Conversation, a blog reserved exclusively for academics,

The comments section is not – unlike one or two others we could mention – so reserved.

16 thoughts on “That’s interesting”

  1. Dennis, Geography Master and Pendant

    I love this: Correction: Kansas was originally referred to as the city, not the state. This has been corrected.

    The city in question, I assume, is Kansas City… The name of which is ‘Kansas City’, not ‘Kansas’. So even the correction isn’t quite correct.

  2. amazing isn’t it when the potato suggests the govt spending money like i drunken matelot on shore leave financed by the magic money tree – thats great.When Boris suggests spending money it’s bad. I further note that the potato debunks mmt by saying that ” Johnson’s proposal for spending without also raising taxes “.
    The man’s a buffoon. As already noted he can’t even get his places right.

  3. I see from that blog that the rotund bearded-hipster Prof seems recently to have landed a new gig as visiting professor amongst the dreaming spires at Anglia Ruskin Polytechnic?

  4. I see from that blog that the rotund bearded-hipster Prof seems recently to have landed a new gig as visiting professor amongst the dreaming spires at Anglia Ruskin Polytechnic?

    Searching for Richard Murphy on the ARU web site produces nothing relevant. Google has quite a few hits, but all for an ARU building designed by Richard Murphy Architects, so unless he’s moonlighting as an architect, it’s not him.

  5. Professor Spud is quite right to dismiss the notion of Laffer’s idea of maximum tax take.

    Wtf are we trying to maximise tax revenues for? All the state does is piss money down the toilet – on diversity officers and other puff-wankery. We shouldn’t want to be anywhere near the peak of the Laffer curve or we are simply destroying value.

  6. No reason Superspud couldn’t moonlight as an architect. Iotal ignorance of anything relevant to the task in hand is virtually a requirement of the profession.

  7. RichardT

    I’ve long suspected Murphy has one of those German WCs with a shelf to enable him to inspect his own stools for the sense of ownership and satisfaction it gives him

  8. @Sam Jones

    Always gives me a laugh reading that.

    Substantial damages.
    Court fees of Lord Ashcroft and two banks.

  9. “Murphy, who represented himself in court”

    I’m surprised that he didn’t end up locked up for contempt of court or some such, having informed the judge that he was geting it all wrong, and the law didn’t mean what he thought it did, because Parliament never meant it to be interpreted in that way……………

    Though thinking about it I bet his reaction to being up in court was more akin to that of the university lecturer who burst into tears in court recently, having been arrested on one the of the Extinction Rebellion protests:

    https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/extinction-rebellion-uk-london-bristol-3176545

  10. But it can’t be written by an academic: it begins “It looks like Boris Johnson is opting …”.

  11. Murphy’s reply to the accusation of misrepresentation, saying in effect “there ware only so many words I was permitted to use” must be the lamest defence I have ever read in my life.

  12. BiG ….Kansas city straddles the border of the two states..I have walked from one to the other (over 1/2 a century ago)

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