Saturday, September 25, 2004

"...since he doesn't take these reasons seriously, there's no reason for us to take what he writes very seriously"
Brad DeLong.

DeLong seems not to understand the difference between ideas and people. That shouldn't surprise me, but it does.

I've gone back to this post a few times, each time in shock. What fucking idiots. I've never heard of a man as well read as DeLong who's learned so little from it. Is he worse than Posner? There has never been a single human being outside of mythology or fiction who has succeeded in living his or her ideas as 'reasons' without 'causes'. To argue otherwise is a sign either of faith or of pathology. And I have no patience with either.

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