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Right-wing lunacy at Catallaxy

Samuel J at Catallaxy puts principal blame for the global financial crisis on the global introduction of policies to address climate change.

Update: Samuel J corrects a typo in my comment above – I guess that is a some sort of response – and now says that he was only engaging in “musing” and that he never asserted that climate change policies were the only cause of the GFC which of course is rejecting a claim no-one made, certainly not me.

But let me quote:

“….I am coming to the view that the principal catalyst of the GFC – the smoking gun if you like – was the wholesale capitulation by governments and big businesses to the siren song of AGW”.

Sounds fairly definite to me, not a musing.  JQ’s point in the comments is worthy of attention. Do Sinclair Davidson and Judith Sloan endorse these views?   These are (or have been) professors in universities who have studied economics. How do they respond to this idiocy? (3353)

67 comments to Right-wing lunacy at Catallaxy

  • JB Cairns

    I just looked at the Treasury modelling cited by Stagflation Davidson and he is comparing a rise in constant prices in the modeling with a rise in current prices which was just announced.

    either he doesn’t understand elementary statistics or he is being deliberately misleading again to his statistically challenged audience.

  • Sancho

    Got banned from Catallaxy, JB? But Sinclair Davidson and the IPA are strident promoters of free speech and critics of censorship. That’s not possible.

    http://blogs.crikey.com.au/purepoison/2011/12/06/cut-paste-trophy-december-2010/all-comments/#comment-72524
    http://blogs.crikey.com.au/purepoison/2011/12/06/cut-paste-trophy-december-2010/all-comments/#comment-72618

  • Jim Rose

    Sancho, do you invite ill-mannered people into your house?

  • JB Cairns

    tell me Jim,

    do you think it is correct to compare a rise in current prices against a model prediction based on constant prices?

  • Jim Rose

    JB, I am not your court of appeal or free mediator on disputes you have with others. make your case on your own two feet.

  • JB Cairns

    ah Jim you squib it again.

    It isn’t a dispute either.

  • Jim Rose

    I do not know what your latest snipe hunt with sinclair is about, nor am I interested.

    you focus on details because the main threads of debates are against you, which you do not want to debate.

    that main thread is the power price rises will rightly or wrongly be blamed by expressive voters on the carbon tax.

    any plans to counter that?

  • JB Cairns

    My latest snipe is that other led the commenting astray. I didn’t.

    I even gave the thread’s name so it is very easy to find ou who is correct and who is lying.

    As to the modeling exercise. It is pretty easy Jim.
    At present Sinclair is comparing a rise in current prices with the modelling rise in 1010 constant prices.

    Is this a correct thing to do. not a hard question. any person who has completed elementary statistics can comment.

    you want to avoid commenting.

  • Jim Rose

    JB, I am not your court of appeal. make your case on your own two feet to whomever made the error.

  • JB Cairns

    you are being called for an opinion and you are squibbing it.

    In essence because you are squibbing it we know your answer just like in the Lindzen case.

  • Jim Rose

    I do not know what your latest snipe hunt with sinclair is about, nor am I interested.

    the main thread is the power price rises will rightly or wrongly be blamed by expressive voters on the carbon tax.

    any plans to counter that or will you squib it?

  • rog

    Jim’s function is to defend Catallaxy’s reputation..

  • JB Cairns

    I thought so,

    Jim squibs it again.
    He knows he cannot defend this shameless use of bad statistics so he stays mum.

    I should have realised this from when he could never bring himself to criticise Lindzen.

  • Jim Rose

    I do not know what your latest snipe hunt with Sinclair is about, nor am I interested. take your concerns up with him, if you dare.

  • hc

    Homer & Jim.

    How about ending this nonsense? No more comments on this thread please.

  • JB Cairns

    Harry,

    if a person said ‘so the carbon price has used up 8.9% of the 10%’ but the 8.9% relates to current prices but the 10% relates to constant prices would you say the person understand statistics or simply the person is being wilfully misleading?

  • G Morton

    Just musing about the meaning of “catalyst”

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