Monthly Archives: February 2013

Confidence, Austerity, and the Great Leap Forward

Policies that critically rely on belief in the policy’s effectiveness can lead to disaster. Those who questioned the Great Leap were attacked not only for attacking the party line but indeed for undermining its success. The energy and spirit involved … Continue reading

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Defending the job talk

See Dan Nexon on the Duck of Minerva kicking off the discussion and Nate Jensen’s defense of the job talk. This then moved to twitter with interesting nuggets but with too few characters to discuss them, e.g. Daniel Nexon ‏@dhnexon @jerometenk @tompepinsky @irfan23 @natemjensen point … Continue reading

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