Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Greg Mankiw - Total Loser
Guess what the Harvard professor did, he disabled comments from his blog posts!
The guy couldn't take criticism so he did what all small-membered tyrants do, he banned it.
If you remember, first he tried to stifle negative feedback under the ruse of regulating civility.
Apparently that didn't suffice.
I haven't been following or commenting on his blog for quite a while, so alas, I can't take much credit for his capitulation. Read one of his explanations:
I just don't have the time to police comments and enforce good behavior, especially since some posts were generating more than 100 comments. And I don't want to host a party in which a small vitriolic minority consistently tries to ruin the event for everyone else. So I decided to turn the comments feature off.
There you have it, intellectual minorities are not welcome by the effete majority at Harvard. Diversity must remain only skin-deep.
(The guy didn't just "disable comments". He deleted all of them from old posts too!)
FLASHBACK Here is my favorite Mankiw post. It's a good thing I preserved the exchange with screen shots.