Niall Ferguson has a piece in the Wall Street Journal which talks about the growth of regulation within the nation. He starts with a quote from de Tocqueville in which de Tocqueville marvels at how Americans manage to self-regulate through associations. He then notes that de Tocqueville wouldn’t recognize the US if he were to [...]
Conservative author Niall Ferguson used discredited research to overstate the negative impact of regulations on the economy. In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal titled "The Regulated States of America," Ferguson, a Daily Beast contributor,...Show More Summary
Like quantum theory and relativity, who can really explain why they still let lazy and permanently and embarrassingly wrong 'historian' Niall Ferguson on TV? All I can figure is that it is a testament to how much Americans are still...
• Historian and Harvard professor Niall Ferguson talks about his new book The Great Degeneration about whether the tax and spend mentality is leading down the road to ruin. • Authors Kathleen Marden and Denise Stone reveal startling tales of alien abductions from their book The Alien Abduction Files.
HBO’s Bill Maher once again made a fool of himself on national television Friday. After making the truly absurd comment during a discussion about hydraulic fracturing, "How anyone with children defends contaminated water I’ll never know,”...Show More Summary
Bill Maher and journalist Jonathan Alter sparred with Harvard historian Niall Ferguson over the lack of available options for American involvement in Syria on Friday night, as the confirmation of use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad is forcing President Obama's hand on the civil war.
Daniel Murrell is organizing a run-around-the-house chess tournament in Cambridge, England, on 23 Jun 2013. Maybe Niall Ferguson will show up, given his interest in the history of mid-twentieth-century gay English heroes. The post Turing chess tournament! appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
We are assured by vociferous economists that economic growth would be higher in the U.S. and unemployment lower if only the government would run even bigger deficits and/or the Fed would print even more money. But what if the difficulty...Show More Summary
I am a big fan of Niall Ferguson. I so respect and appreciate the way this history professor at Harvard thinks and writes. More often that not after reading his work I find myself thinking, “he’s right.” I find his work to be fully consistent with the thoughts and opinions I try to promote here [...]
A great deal has been written about Harvard University professor Niall Ferguson’s controversial comments about the late economist John Maynard Keynes. (The short version: Keynesian economic theory, Ferguson suggested, is flawed because...Show More Summary
Niall Ferguson didn't hide behind "I'm sorry for any offense I might have caused." He admitted that what he said about John Maynard Keynes was a stupid comment and took responsibility, so we're moving on, right? Not so fast, replied the Internet.
The financial conference circuit has been a noisy place lately. Just over a week ago there was historian Niall Ferguson claiming that because John Maynard Keynes childless and gay, it was only logical that his thinking was short-term. And...Show More Summary
Niall Ferguson recently remarked, "[Europe] is a politicial experiment gone wrong. The experiment was to see if Europeans could be forced into an even closer union - despite their wishes - by economic means, because the political means...Show More Summary
Apparently Niall Ferguson has a new gig. (via)
When I heard that Niall Ferguson had said that JM Keynes advocated reckless economic policies because he was gay and childless, and hence had no concern for the future, I wrote: ‘If true, this represents Ferguson’s degeneration from historian to shock jock’. The reports were true, but I was wrong. There has been no degeneration. […]
When renowned Harvard University historian Niall Ferguson attacked John Maynard Keynes, claiming the iconic, long-dead economist did not care about future generations because he was...
Niall Ferguson, not content to simply let go after apologizing for his suggestion that famous economist John Maynard Keynes’ sexuality meant he didn’t care about the future, has now penned an open letter decrying his critics and defending some of his controversial comments about Keynes. After reiterating that his theory about Keynes and future generations [...]
Over the weekend Niall Ferguson got himself into intellectual hot water over an off-the-cuff response to a question about Keynes in which he suggested that Keynes didn't value the future too much because he was gay, had no heirs, and...Show More Summary
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Niall Ferguson: >An Open Letter to the Harvard Community: Last week I said something stupid about John Maynard Keynes. Asked to comment on Keynes’ famous observation “In the long run we are all dead,” I suggested that Keynes was perhaps indifferent to the long run because he had no children, and that he had no children because he was gay. Show More Summary