Best of #econtwitter - Week of September 10, 2023: interesting tweets
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The start of the school year brings out some spiciness or something…
^“there is one social science and we all are its practitioners” to paraphrase the [apocryphal?] Stigler quote? (…maybe)
Math wars, once more unto the breach
A recurring debate reoccurs:
^generated a lot of discussion (especially because of the choice of wording)
More from Shengwu Li:
And on history of thought:
^is this accurate?
Journal system incentives
^this thread sounds wild, and no doubt there are biases in the publication process and especially in …specific literatures and specific journals…, but — with more detail it doesn’t seem quite as wild
^lots of composition effects here (etc), but in particular I wonder about controlling for aging / generational shifts
^tbh didn’t find the presented arguments compelling, seems like WWII to me