(Update: Dan here…Brad DeLong takes note)
I think this is a totally fair excerpt from this post by Kantoos
I realized this three years ago, in early 2009, when I read John Cochrane’s piece on fiscal stimulus . It is a little convoluted, unfortunately, but an interesting read nonetheless. I would have loved to read a proper response by Paul or Brad DeLong, but only found unjustified rants that had little to do with John’s arguments – if you actually read the whole piece.
Update: Kantoos retracts his assertion that DeLong’s post and Krugman’s post were unjustifiable rants here http://kantooseconomics.com/2012/01/06/de-convoluting-john-cochranes-2009-piece-on-fiscal-stimulus/#entry . Thus my post is interesting for the study of the history of Kantoos but not of his current views.
Also here and especially in comment threads here and there, I was rude and I apologise for that.
As far as I can tell from his recent post, Kantoos and I agree that DeLong and Krugman’s posts were not unreasonable rants and Kantoos should not have written that they were.
Note that he dismisses and denounces a post by Brad DeLong and a post by Paul Krugman asserting that they were not thorough and well enoughh argued criticisms of a post by John Cochrane, yet provides no quotes, evidence, argument or explanation of his dismissal of their posts.
I don’t think I have read a more dramatic demonstration of lack of self awareness on the internet. The previous record holding text was “I am aware of all internet traditions.”
If anyone can think of more blatant projection (including especially this post) he or she is asked to link to it in comments. Note this is not a post about Cochrane’s arguments. I merely note that Kantoos criticism of DeLong’s and Krugman’s is a much more valid criticism of itself than of their posts, since he provides explanation at all of why he condemns those posts
Kantoos notes that Brad is insanely patient
[Update: Brad DeLong replies in a long post, which is remarkable, given that John’s piece is three years old. Impressive! Thanks, Brad.]
Note there* is no comment on whether Kantoos wishes to reconsider his harsh condemnation of Brad’s earlier post.
*update spelling corrected