Archive for February, 2009

When you have good arguments, don’t use bad ones.

Monday, February 16th, 2009

I ran across this post over the weekend, and found it to be disappointing, simply because the writer chose to spin and distort someone else’s words, rather than deal with the validity of his target’s assertions.  From the post: Questioned yesterday at an AEI-sponsored discussion of green jobs, Smith admitted that her modeling actually shows that even […]

Dear Barry Ritholtz

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Dear Barry, Please confine yourself to talking about things you understand. Items I’d specifically suggest you exclude include the alleged mis-measurement of inflation, and any technical aspects of the measurement of GDP. This morning, you suggested that TARP artificially increased GDP. Unfortunately, you apparently did not read the passage you quoted in your post, or […]

Economics, Energy, and the Environment.