Skip to comments.UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER ECONOMIST: Rush Limbaugh Is Right, Sandra Fluke Is A 'Prostitute'
Posted on 03/09/2012 7:24:44 AM PST by SeekAndFind
It has been one week since Rush Limbaugh first called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute," but the controversy shows no sign of dying down.
Now University of Rochester economist and former Slate blogger Steven Landsburg has jumped to Limbaugh's defense.
In a blog post, Landsburg argued that while the talk radio host's language may have been off-color, Limbaugh's logic was analytically shrewd. Fluke, Landsburg writes, "deserves only to be ridiculed, mocked, and jeered" for saying that women should have access to contraception." He adds that Limbaugh's demand that Fluke and other Georgetown students post online sex tapes in exchange for contraception was actually a "spot-on analogy":
"If I can reasonably be required to pay for someone elses sex life (absent any argument about externalities or other market failures), then I can reasonably demand to share in the benefits. His dense and humorless critics notwithstanding, I am 99% sure that Rush doesnt actually advocate mandatory on-line sex videos. What he advocates is logical consistency and an appreciation for ethical symmetry. So do I. Color me jealous for not having thought of this analogy myself."
Unsurprisingly, Landsburg's arguments sparked a mini-firestorm at the University of Rochester, prompting the school's president to issue a public dissent. Landsburg has resoundingly dismissed his critics as "contraceptive sponges," and devoted another blog posts to rebutting their arguments in favor of contraception access.
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Viciously good wit!
Contraception in the courts of the Bourbons--a vinegar-soaked sponge used like an IUD.
In other words, a do***e bag.
This guy is more daring, in his way, than even our Rush.
It is a shame that the state of academia is such that his argument is lost in the political correctness of it all. At the core of the argument is that we have a right to the product of our labors. That concept is so far removed from study these days that people don’t even recognize it when it hits them in the face.
I hope he has tenure also!
“Common Sense” today is lost, or neglected, or even despised.
I just heard in an old movie: “Today is Tommorrow”
We're seeing this lie over and over. If the government doesn't force someone else to pay for it, the left says people don't have "access" to it. Anybody repeating this line should also be ridiculed.
in a sense, Rush, and this feller, are the only voices standing up for the Catholic Church’s ideals
I hope there is a good audio of these comments so Rush can play them over and over on Monday!
LOL - contraceptive sponges.... We've got ourselves a new hero - seems that's happening more and more... life is good!
Hope Rush Limbaugh sees this...
Guess the University President doesn’t want to hear talk about “if you pay, you play” stuff ~ might well reveal some secrets at that campus!
“What he advocates is logical consistency and an appreciation for ethical symmetry.”
Yeah, let me know how that works out. You’ll find that at the end of the rainbow along with “hope and change”. It’s right next to the fountain of youth.
This guy has a way with phrases.
I heard Rush talk about it.. I honestly had the same impression of what Rush was saying.. I simply lacked the eloquence to describe my feeling. I said that it was tit for tat.
Not only the Catholic ideals but the actual Constitution of The United States too!!! The libs are so far off base on this that is is unbelievable even for their vacuous insight into the founding documents..
Me too. They’ll be burning him in no time. Hopefully in effigy, but who knows? We all know how liberal and tolerant and open to dialogue the left is...especially it’s academics and they’re minions, errr students.
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