Thursday, June 29, 2017

Truth in Chains

I am not a libertarian. And I am not particularly a fan of Tyler Cowen.

I point these things out so that perhaps my condemnation of this sort of egregious dishonesty will seem a little stronger. Nancy McLean is a liar who is willing to double down on her lies once she is caught. This sort of thing can't be condemned in enough places.

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  1. Indeed. Her use of those snippets from Cowan is misleading. I suspect it was dishonest from the start, but of course cannot prove that. Her defense of them when corrected though is clear proof of dishonesty and mendacity.

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    1. Agreed. MacLean's response to Russ Roberts removed all doubt that it was an innocent mistake.

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  2. Wow. I read a bit more. Lance Armstrong levels of dishonesty. The central thesis is that a guy who publicly advocated a 100 per cent inheritance tax was trying to turn the US into a hereditary plutocratic oligarchy!

    'Fess up Gene. You are the leader of a plot to having thinking machines run the country as a godless warrior state perpetually invading middle eastern countries.

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    1. Yup! As I am not a libertarian, and not a Tyler Cowen fan, I think I'm in a pretty good, neutral position to say this woman's standard's of intellectual honesty are non-existent! Everyone who respects any standards of intellectual discourse, whether or not they are a libertarian, whether or not they like Buchanan or Cowen, should be calling her out on this, in fact, *especially* those of us who are not on "their side."

      If you are reading this thread, please post somewhere how dishonest McLean is!

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    2. Done.
      Not that I get a lot of traffic. I think I have a couple regular hate-readers :)

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    3. @Ken B, your blog is on my rss feed and well no hate. It's also the only place I've heard about this from.

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