Scott Sumner: "Not much time today, but a few responses to comments. After all the quotes I provided there are still some commenters who seem to think I was unfair to DeLong in simply pointing out that he had claimed that because the Fed was out of ammo we needed to use fiscal stimulus. All I can say is “this is your brain on politics.”"
OK, I know he's talking about a bunch of people but I can't help taking this a little personally since I'm sure Scott saw Brad DeLong's link to and pretty much full reproduction of my post.
When they insult you, just accusing you of playing politics it means they have no other defense. The case laid out was pretty plain.
I can't speak for everyone, but this has nothing whatsoever to do with politics for me. I'm not even exactly sure how that makes sense in this particular case.
What a condescending response. I went through point by point. I deserve better than that and from what I've seen from other people who take issue with this line of argument from Scott, they deserve better than that too. Because everybody that's been agreeing with me on this post and on previous posts along these lines has had very legitimate concerns.
This blog doesn't run on politics or ideology.
UPDATE: Yes, Scott has critics in his comment section too. If someone alleges you are wrong it still seems like a condescending non-answer. If you don't have the energy to write another post on it, then that's fine. Just don't write another post on it - refrain from insulting them.
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