Dear New York Times

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on January 1, 2012

An increase in editorial standards is called for:

Why is it my new year’s resolution not to respond to Krugman blog posts?

Really, what do you do with a guy who insults fellow economists, while admitting in writing that he doesn’t even read the opeds and blog posts that are the cause for his insults (let alone their actual academic work, where ideas can be documented and defended)?  He often doesn’t even link or name the articles he’s criticizing so his readers can decide for themselves!

If you don’t believe me, look herehereherehere and… well, I could go on. Just search his column for anyone he disagrees with. (And dear New York Times, is there anyone left in the journalistic ethics or fact-checking department?)

The best answer to that sort of thing is silence. Which I resolve to maintain, along with that diet and hitting the gym….

I’d go a little further. Any academic who freely admits to epistemic closure has no business having tenure anywhere.

  • David Hoffman

    I stopped paying attention to Paul Krugman after he said that an alien invasion would help the economy.

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