Harvard Prof Apologizes to Dead Economist

Harvard Prof Apologizes to Dead Economist

“Niall Ferguson, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, on Saturday released an apology for comments he made about John Maynard Keynes. Ferguson said that Keynes didn’t care about future generations because he was gay and did not have children. In a statement posted on his blog, Ferguson said that his comments were off-the-cuff and ‘as stupid as they were insensitive.'”

 –“Harvard Prof Apologizes for Comments on Keynes,” Inside Higher Ed

More:

“Actually, Keynes Cared a Lot About the Long Run,” Matthew Yglesias, Slate

“Niall Ferguson’s blooper,” Jonah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times

“Niall Ferguson’s history with Keynes,” Felix Salmon, Reuters

“Sex, Economics, and Austerity,” Jeet Heer, The American Prospect

“This Is the Biggest Mistake Conservatives Make About Keynes,” Marrhew O’Brien, The Atlantic

“Understanding Niall Ferguson,” by Andrew Gelman, Washington Monthly blog

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Image (“John Maynard Keynes Blogging, after Duncan Grant”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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