Skip to comments.John Maynard Keynes had it all wrong because he was gay and childless says Harvard professor
Posted on 05/04/2013 7:07:00 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
A Harvard professor took to the podium at a finance conference Friday and called major influencer of modern economics John Maynard Keynes wrong about his philosophies because he was gay and childless.
During a question and answer session in Carlsbad, California, well-known historian Niall Ferguson was asked how he felt about the theories of English economist John Maynard Keynes versus those of Edmund Burke.
What the prominent Obama critic said in response hushed the crowd of over 500.
According to Tom Kostigen, editor-at-large of Financial Advisor magazine, Ferguson made it clear that he believed Keynes was uninterested in the what was good for society, basically because of his sexual orientation.
Ferguson asked the audience how many children Keynes had, wrote Kostigen in Financial Advisor. He explained that Keynes had none because he was a homosexual and was married to a ballerina, with whom he likely talked of "poetry" rather than procreated.
Kostigen said many of the audience members took offense at the remark, but that Ferguson continued.
Ferguson, author of The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die,' wrote Kostigen, says it's only logical that Keynes would take this selfish worldview because he was an "effete" member of society.
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He must be some kind of token at Harvard, with tenure, too.
Heteros are better at economics because of sexual orientation?
I think that he was wrong because he was wrong. The gay thing is just icing on the cake.
Strange he apologized so quickly, rather erratic behavior— drinking too much?
People with children have a greater stake in the future than people who live for the moment and don't procreate.
I know that I moved heaven and earth for my kids, and still do for my grandkids. That requires rational analysis of the real world.
As wrong as Keynes may have been...that is a silly explanation for it.
It’s an argument that needs to be made in the homosexual marriage debate, without the fireworks. But any attempt at rationally presenting the argument is shouted down as “homophobic.”
People must understand one proven truth. Homos put everything they think, say, do, believe, whatever through the prism of their homosexuality. Everything.
Not a new theory about Keynes. The fact is, gays live for the moment and let tomorrow be damned.
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Actually it is a correct assessment. A person with no skin in the game has no motivation to promote a positive outcome.
Keynes was also known for one of his research projects, to find out the number of boars that were required to “satisfy” a female pig in heat.
May have been one of his most successful researches, actually.....
They must be told, "Don't let your opinions become facts."
he married a muzzie from somalia