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Justin Wolfers
This Chicago economist has angered a lot of his fellow econs. His engagement with matter is to not to engage the issues, but launch into a sophomoric debate about language, and to condescendingly try to ridicule the movement. But it’s worse. It’s part of a pattern.
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Justin Wolfers Jun 9
Replying to @JustinWolfers
Uhlig’s first response to the protests doesn’t engage with the problems of racism. Rather he appears more upset about looting. He argues (without irony!) that those protesting police violence should be “scheduling demos in cooperation with authorities.”
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Justin Wolfers Jun 9
Replying to @JustinWolfers
Or in the wake of White Supremacists killing an anti-racism protestor in Charlottesville in 2017, you might think the problem was the white supremacists. But not, our Harald. He’s worried about the anti-racism protestors. Both sides, and all that.
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Justin Wolfers Jun 9
Replying to @JustinWolfers
In the wake of Charlottesville, I kid you not, his concern was with a media report that showed a photo of a protestor he found rather attractive. He’s not worried about White Supremacists in Charlottesville. The real problem is the media propaganda showing Sexy Protestors.™
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Justin Wolfers Jun 9
Replying to @JustinWolfers
He’s so fascinated by Charlottesville he returns to the topic. White Nationalist violence isn't his concern. Our Harald thinks he has an important point: The anti-racism protestors didn’t have a permit for their rally (and the White Nationalists did).
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Dave Jun 9
Replying to @enliven @JustinWolfers
Huh? He teaches (taught maybe) at the University of Chicago which is located in Chicago.
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Osman Siddiqi Jun 9
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Radman Tahmasebi Jun 9
Replying to @JustinWolfers
I can sense a job opening at the econ department in Chicago.
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Dixon Jun 9
Replying to @mppria @JustinWolfers
You don't know the econ department at Chicago too well then sadly...
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Cece 🕊 Jun 9
Replying to @JustinWolfers
Maybe Uhlig thinks that going for the big ask in your negotiation is for suckers. But it seems to work out for the one-percenters. 🤷‍♂️
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