Mark’s recent endorsement of nudges nudged me to post this.Â Â You will see that Richard Thaler will be the next President of the AEA. Â Economists are a diverse group and I hope and expect that Dr. Thaler will win a Nobel Prize in the near future. Â The University of Chicago is a “big tent” for various ideas and intellectual competition thrives there. Â In posting this, I want you to look at the race for the Executive Committee. Â My favorite UCLA professor is one of the candidates. Â While I don’t know how many voting economists read the RBC, I hope you will consider voting for her. Â For a guide to her NBER research, click here.
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“The University of Chicago is a â€œbig tentâ€ for various ideas and intellectual competition thrives there.”
…which is a nice way of saying that open-mindedness is seen as a sign of weakness and students are there to be proselytized or destroyed. So it jibes with my experience there.
Except for the “various ideas” part.
…of course, none of this should be seen as applying to the esteemed Prof. H. Pollack: the SSA is a whole ‘nother thing, with recognizably human faculty. Also, too, Physics and Chemistry.
Just got the ballot link, and, after looking at the qualifications of the candidates, made a decision. Counting your vote (I’m assuming that…), she has at least 2.
‘University of Chicago is a â€œbig tentâ€ for various ideas and intellectual competition thrives there’
This is a joke, right? Like, we play both kinds of music, country and western?
If this website is called samefacts.com, how come Mr. Kahn uses different facts?
It’s a Chicago School thing. Always has been. Law, economics. Economics, law. Free markets. Freedom to choose, but no freedom not to choose? Committee on Social Thought. Btw, what is intellectual competition? Sounds like some kind of College Bowl? Where is Allen Ludden when you really need him?
The law school has changed. It’s not much of an outlier any more, and is comparable ideologically to Yale Law: a finishing school for producing supple tools of the plutocracy who are convinced that They Are Real Liberals At Heart.
Hey, I resemble that remark!
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