Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

Straining at gnats while swallowing Piketty’s camels

| January 17, 2015

One of the hazards of writing an academic article that garners a substantial amount of media attention is that it will often attract critics of widely inconsistent quality. While some of this criticism can be healthy and foster productive discussions, a fair amount of it tends toward the “grasping at straws” variety. Earlier this evening Brad DeLong re-posted […]