May 09, 2003

My Brain Is Full

Arnold Kling's The Bottom Line - The economics of information technology on Corante has just too many good and interesting things this week. My brain cannot process them all. So I'm going to take a short nap instead...

Posted by DeLong at May 9, 2003 06:17 AM | TrackBack


Dear Professor DeLong,
I love your blog and I read it everyday no matter what the time constraints. I think you are an amazingly creative, witty writer. The people who comment here usually have excellent insights, especially bakho. But what in God's name do you see in that Kling fellow? The leeway and slathering homage we pay to market fundamentalists is simply pathological. It's about as bad as the deference paid to Communists in Europe.

Posted by: James R MacLean on May 9, 2003 11:17 AM


You said it first, but I have had much the same thoughts.


Posted by: anne on May 9, 2003 12:34 PM

Oh, dear. What they said. Your recommendations before have been of the caliber of DSquared Digest and Mark Kleinman. AK dosen't seem to me to be on the same planet.
Could you point to something specific you liked.

Should I take Virginia Postrel seriously? At first glance she seems like a recycled Randite; also, she's associated with Intelligent Design people. Is there an other hand?

Posted by: Jonathan Golderg on May 9, 2003 03:43 PM


Yes, you should take Postrel seriously. And no she is not affiliated with any "intelligent design" groups as far as I know. Also, follow through on Kling's nonemotional economics link to the Future of emotional economics conversation over on my column, go ahead and follow through links, your brain will find it interesting nonetheless.


Posted by: Zack Lynch on May 10, 2003 11:19 AM

Amen. If you look at his article on oil, it seems (to my very untrained eye) to be centered around a giant and obvious fallacy. Am I mistaken and is this an example of great economic insight?

Article is at

Posted by: Manfred Traven on May 10, 2003 10:09 PM
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