[Marxism] Brad DeLong's "Understanding Marx" lecture

Michael Perelman michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Tue Apr 21 09:22:39 MDT 2009

I disagree about DeLong being stupid.  He is not.  I think he is very smart.

It might be worse, in a sense -- a form of cognitive dissonance.
Intelligent people often get caught up in a narrow way of thinking that makes 
them unable to see things that don't fit in with there scheme.  Brad is a left of 
center economist (remember, we have our own metric of such things), but he interprets 
Marx in a way that reinforces his own way of thinking.

Ideological barriers are virtually impermiable.

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 10:34:46AM -0400, Louis Proyect wrote:
> I think DeLong was one of the stupidest people I ever ran into on PEN-L 
> or LBO-Talk. It is a mystery to me why he was ever treated with respect. 
> Somebody should have thrown a shoe at him the minute he showed up.

Michael Perelman
Economics Department
California State University
Chico, CA 95929

Tel. 530-898-5321
E-Mail michael at ecst.csuchico.edu

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