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david harvey all up in delong’s comment boxes

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Interesting! Brad DeLong slams David Harvey (at one point as a provisioner of “pointless intellectual masturbation”) and Harvey shows up in the comment box to defend himself. The final paragraph of Harvey’s response:

These are dangerous times and I would have thought the definition of fair and unbiased to which DeLong subscribes might go somewhat further than that given by Bill O’Reilly. What is needed is generous critique, the taking of whatever is positive in competing accounts and a real struggle to come to terms with ways we might better proceed. It will be hard enough to save capitalism from the capitalists but the real tragedy here is that the real message from DeLong’s commentary is that we need also to save capitalism from the economists.

(Ha! Found it after I googled for “William James chronic masturbation” because I was trying to say something funny in the last post about this sort of thing… Much better that I didn’t, I think….)

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February 18, 2009 at 12:22 am

Posted in crisis, economics

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  1. Reminds me of DeLong’s boneheaded attack on Chomsky a few years back.


    February 18, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    • There was another one too…. Was it the time that he went after Gunther Grass or something? Can’t remember….


      February 19, 2009 at 12:01 pm

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