Suppose someone sits down where you are sitting right now and announces to me that he is Napoleon Bonaparte. The last thing I want to do with him is to get involved in a technical discussion of cavalry tactics at the Battle of Austerlitz. If I do that, I’m getting tacitly drawn into the game that he is Napoleon Bonaparte.
10 March 2010
Brad delong's blog has this wonderful quote of Bob Solow explaining why it's not worth engaging with neoclassical economists: