An edited version of last weekend’s post on the boundaries of academic blogging has been published today on the LSE Impact of the Social Sciences blog. You can find it here.
"Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult"
(Samuel Johnson, 1709-94)
"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable"
(JK Galbraith, 1908-2006)
"A person is not likely to be a good political economist who is nothing else"
(JS Mill, 1806-1873)
"No section of the people has ever been excluded from political power without suffering legislative injustice"
(Millicent Garrett Fawcett, 1847-1929)
"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd"
(Bertrand Russell, 1872-1970)
"We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men"
(George Orwell, 1903-1950)
"All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others"
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