Oh dear! Just when you thought Simon Johnson had half a brain.
It's just exasperating to be surrounded by this much baloney. It's knee deep, everywhere you turn!
Impressionable students and nationwide AFL-CIO staff will be there asking for autographed books - unquestioningly cementing prior plausibility circuits, no matter how implausible. Swayed by the setting & credentials, regardless of situational relevance or logic.
White House Burning: Simon Johnson and James Kwak
The United States is mired in debt, and politicians are mired in gridlock. Join economist Simon Johnson, co-founder of the popular blog, The Baseline Scenario, who will show how the debasement of our political system in the 1980s and 1990s produced a dysfunctional Congress that perpetuates our debt-based economy.
Don't tell me, don't tell me! Let me guess. We're running out of fiat ... right?
It doesn't matter. At least Simon Johnson is "popular." That's all that matters to the output of our university economics programs these days.
We need to start checking more university staff for Academic Rigor Mortis.
(ps: while we're at it, start checking finance faculty for Vig Ermortis?)