Saturday, August 19, 2006

Annals of Academic Put-downs

Alex Tabarrok: Gordon, do you think we should ban child labor?

Gordon Tullock: No, keep working.

There are lots more in Tabarrok's post.

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Cosma Shalizi, one of my favourite science bloggers, has a post with a couple of put-downs. Here's the first, attributed to a theoretical physicist:

I could go crazy tomorrow and find an appointment in the sociology department.


  1. gammagal said...

    That was a pretty good one! One of the best I've heard is 'Saturday and Sunday are not national Holidays.'..This was in response to grad students complining about not getting enought time off!!