There is still hope

An excellent paragraph drawn from a longer rant:

There’s still hope for mankind when many of the posts written by a bunch of over-educated young social scientists illustrate a throwing off of the shackles of political correctness and reflect mundane concerns that more normal human beings share: prestige, sex, money, landing a job, sex, professional misconduct, gossip, sex, and putting down “reg monkeys,” a subspecies of economists that cares little about conceptual issues and lives simply to run regressions.)

Yes. Indeed.

That’s George Borjas.

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14 Responses to There is still hope

  1. Big_Nambas

    Hope? With at least 50% of voters voting for the party that promises the most free stuff, there is no hope!

  2. Nanuestalker

    When I read the title I expected another “potentially best PM eva!” post by m0ron’s dad.

  3. Sinclair Davidson

    moron’s dad?

  4. Tim Neilson

    Just checked some figures at AEC.
    Australia’s answer to Prince Joffrey Baratheon, Wyatt Roy (aka Whiteant Boy) is now Australia’s youngest ever ex-Parliamentarian.
    As Prof. Julius Sumner Miller used to ask, “why is it so?”
    Whiteant Boy got 38.81% of the primary vote. There was 9.06 One Nation, 3.39 Family First, and 1.81 Katter’s Australia – total 53.07%, but he got less than 49% 2pp.
    DELCON POWER!!!! Conservative minor party prefs to ALP sunk him. (Yes I know people quibble about whether Katter’s supporters are “conservative”, but in the relative sense of the cesspit we’re in…).

  5. Marcus

    In hindsight, if you compare Tony Abbott giving a knighthood to Prince Phillip to Malcolm Turnbull making a 25-year-old ex-farmhand Assistant Minister for Innovation, Turnbull’s call looks far stranger.

  6. candy

    What are social scientists?

  7. .

    Why? He had already served one and a half terms in Parliament. I trust him more with that ridiculous portfolio than an ALP BA or a LNP LLB.

  8. Entropy

    Social scientists are people with an axe to grind that give their ideology a veneer of scientific respectability.

  9. Entropy

    It is also an interesting fact that 99.45678 percent of social scientists (SE 0.00003) are funded from the taxpayer in some way.

  10. The social scientists have been hired now to teach Australians how to parent. http://www.frameworksinstitute.org/australia-parenting.html

    Same group was hired by the Earth Institute of Columbia University to create false guiding belief systems about Climate Change.

  11. ella

    “There’s still hope for mankind when many of the posts written by a bunch of over-educated young social scientists illustrate a throwing off of the shackles of political correctness and reflect mundane concerns that more normal human beings share: prestige, sex, money, landing a job, sex, professional misconduct, gossip, sex, and putting down “reg monkeys,” a subspecies of economists that cares little about conceptual issues and lives simply to run regressions.)”

    The concerns of Epictetus, Stoic of virtue, c. AD55 – 135:

    “..sick and yet happy, in peril and yet happy, dying yet happy, in exile and happy, in disgrace and happy..”

  12. john constantine

    The only hope left is that Jupiter starts hurling thunderbolts down from above.

    Let’s see, if lady macbeth knifes turnmerkel and their plibblefilth knifes wee willy, if they both attend their abc’s annual staff picnic and a massive Jovian thunderbolt groundzeroes the whole cancer cluster, that is about the last hope for the country.

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