Niall Ferguson

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Harvard Prof: Keynes Flawed Because He Was Gay, Childless

Niall Ferguson says he didn't care about future

(Newser) - It's not your usual criticism of Keynesian economics: Harvard professor Niall Ferguson told a group of financial advisers this week that John Maynard Keynes' policies were flawed because he was gay and childless, and thus didn't care about future generations, reports Tom Kostigen at Financial Adviser . Ferguson also... More »

Newsweek's Anti-Obama Cover Story Draws Howls

Niall Ferguson piece dubbed misleading by Paul Krugman, others

(Newser) - Newsweek has found itself at the center of controversy again, this time with a cover story titled "Hit the Road, Barack," in which economist (and McCain 2008 adviser) Niall Ferguson picks apart the Obama presidency. Ferguson accuses the president of breaking campaign promises, boosting the deficit, letting the... More »

Krugman Spat With Professor Explodes Online

Sniping turns to race when Ferguson calls Obama Felix the Cat

(Newser) - Niall Ferguson picked the wrong Nobel-winning economist to mess with. The Scottish historian, who teaches at Harvard, has been caught up in a high-profile academic feud with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, who has called him a "poseur" and a "whiner" in recent blog posts. Ferguson hit... More »

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