Sunday, December 05, 2004

Now Is The Time For All Good Economists To Come To The Party

Max speaks disparagingly of a 16 word Gary Becker blog test:

So the first entry of the widely-anticipated Becker/Posner blog is up. Here it is, in its entirety:

"preventive war is justified because of the potential severe consequences of waiting until attacked to apprehend."

Wow. The sagacity of David Brooks, the strategic discernment of Steven den Beste, and the succinctness of Chairman Mao.

Max, veteran of many a blog campaign, then shows how it's supposed to be done:

Nouriel Roubini unloads on SS privatization., calling it "smoke and mirrors" and a "con game."

15 words "in its entirety". Five of which aren't even his own.

The sagacity of Dowd. The strategic discernment of Saddam Hussein. The succinctness of Dick and Jane.

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