Monday, October 19, 2015

The World's Worst Humans

Justin Wolfers.

Whatever the merits of the article in question, the contempt that some social scientists (#notallsocialscientists) have for the humanities always amuses me. Yes all economists hold their own 740 word op-eds and their 140 twitterz to the standards of peer reviewed research, complete with FACTS and not just RHETORIC.

Get a fucking mirror. Jeebus. I is an economist. Back in my day we all joked we hung our papers on "factoids" which, as you might guess, are something less than facts.