Skip to comments.The cancel culture twitter mob comes to economics
Posted on 06/16/2020 9:57:13 AM PDT by karpov
Last week we learned the twitter mob has taken over economics too.
In case you aren't following, here is the short version of the story. Harald Uhlig, a distingushed macroeconomist at the University of Chicago, sent out a few tweets questioning the wisdom of quickly "defunding the police." The twitter mob, led by Paul Krugman and Justin Wolfers, swiftly attacked. A petition circulated, reportedly gaining 500 signatories, demanding his removal as editor of the Journal of Political Economy. That petition has been taken down and I can't seem to find it to verify just who did sign it. But I saw an astonishing number of tweets from economists that I formerly respected and considered to be level headed, fact-and-logic, cause-and-effect analysts of public policies pile on. The media piled on, with coverage at New York Times, Wall Street Journal Chicago Tribune and a bit of a counterpoint at Fox News Breitbart and others. By Friday, the University of Chicago caved in and threw Harald under the bus.
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This is very very scary stuff here.
The time right now with the mentally ill leftist mob in a tizzy is to just lay low and stay off social media and let them destroy themselves
this is exactly whats happening in Seattle
When youre dealing with unreasonable and mentally ill morons -you really cannot speak rationally to them ; there is no rationality there-
It Has to be remembered that all of these demonstrators , these children that are out there in the streets none of them have jobs !!
they have nothing to do but sit around all day and be angry and look at their phone And see if they can find anybody Republican or conservative to attack
Don’t let Humblegunner see this.
All of academia has been completely corrupted.
The entire country is now one big CHAZ.
Most of these clowns can’t even spell economics.
Oh yeah? Well, spelling is just a tool of the patriarchy, man!
So the end result of the outrage against a racist police state establishment, the burning, the looting, the rioting ends up in a festive peaceful utopia in chaz/chop, another homeless encampment held together by the very systems they despise, walls, borders, guns, segregation, policing, violence on thier own inhabitants, rapes, robbery, extortion. They have run out of fuel for now and the hypocrisy they wont see is on display
“Strike while the irn is hot”
“Never let a crisis go to waste”
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