“Right-Wing Crap-onomics”

3 March 2007 at 12:48 pm 1 comment

| Peter Klein |

Charismatic public figures tend to be lightning rods both for criticism and for praise. Ronald Reagan, for example, aroused far more passion among both supporters and detractors than did the first President Bush, just as Bill Clinton was both loved and hated far more than Jimmy Carter.

Thus it’s no surprise to find a discussion of Foss and Klein at the student-run Austrian Economics Forum degenerating into a shouting match. (At least this discussion is more civil.)

And check out the comments to this blog post on microfinance. One commentator links to O&M (this post), to which another commentator replies: “The blog you link espouses right-wing crap-onomics. Note one of the categories listed their is the Austrian school of economics, which is just about as effective as the American school of nation-building.”

Isn’t it nice how the web brings out the best in people?

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  • 1. Cliff Grammich  |  15 March 2007 at 2:39 pm

    I’m oddly fascinated by this. I’ve been discussing with a local friend whether the web can elevate the content of discourse (his contention) or merely help its propagation (mine). I think you’ve given my evidence for the latter . . .

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