In the Long Run, Niall Ferguson, Keynes Was Right

It's intellectually immature to critique an idea by going after the person who came up with it, rather than the logic of the idea itself. 

It's intellectually immature to critique an idea by going after the person who came up with it, rather than the logic of the idea itself. That didn't stop Niall Ferguson, a distinguished Harvard historian, from implying that Keynesian economics could be explained by Keynes's homosexuality and lack of children. (Ferguson has since apologized "deeply and unreservedly" for comments "that were as stupid as they were insensitive.")

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