Friday, February 18, 2005
Though my NBER remarks were explicitly speculative, and noted that "I may be allEason Jordan could not be reached for comment. At Division of Labour, Ralph says,
wrong," I should have left such speculation to those more expert in the relevant fields. I especially regret the backlash directed against individuals who have taken issue with aspects of what I said. In this University, people who disagree with me - or with anyone else - should and must feel free to say so.
My bet is that Summers in on the next train to the gulag while [Ward] Churchill sings Rocky Mountain High.That'll get you a 'heh'.
UPDATE: William Saletan:
In short, Summers got a bum rap. So was his analysis of biological and cultural factors sound? The transcript answers that question, too. The answer is no. Summers grossly overreached the evidence, and he made a couple of glaring logical blunders.
Yes, I can see that. But logical blunders in a lunch talk are not hanging offenses.