If humanities scholars made more convincing arguments—prizing facts over rhetoric—we might listen to their lectures. http://t.co/E5nOw38ZwJ— Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) October 18, 2015
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.