Prof. Henderson’s judgment continues to fail him, and he apparently went up against Brad Delong, something the really smart and really wise and really well-informed do with great caution. Who was it that rush in where angels fear to tread, again? Remember the Black Knight in Monty Python’s Holy Grail?
Brad attached a rocket engine to my Piper Cub post and sent it into orbit with substantial added fact and analytic payload.
UPDATE 20/IX: I had in mind to remove Prof. H’s name from this post in view of his recent post, because I have and had no wish to make him personally victimized or threatened, much less his family and especially his wife, who apparently gave him counsel he should have listened to (mine has certainly saved me from making a fool of myself many times). But I can’t edit the whole web or even, practically, the hundreds of comments.
What I can say is, leave him alone. If his post weren’t typical of a common way of thinking, so common as to rate discussion in Paul Krugman’s column today, I wouldn’t have flagged it or flogged him about it. This isn’t personal and shouldn’t be.