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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That was the real turning point. I think that attitude was developing during the fifties, with the rise of modern psychology, and took off in the sixties. "No fault divorce" was probably the legal tipping point.
The notion that the primary purpose of marriage was to have children and form a family seems to be rare now.
My hopeful side says that people want to have kids "sometime," and once they have children, they mature. My cynical side says that people view their children like pets. Nice to have around sometimes, but a lot of unnecessary hassle.
OMC—you nailed it! He is actually a member of Mensa, no joke. As such, you bet there’s nothing anybody can tell him.
The truth is, he’s quite smart but lacks wisdom. He had a major, major heart attack [smokes like a smokestack & drinks a lot on a daily basis]. Afterward he wrote a piece for the local paper entitled ‘Surviving a Heart Attack’. He ended with the lines, ‘My Christian friends are using the experience to try to convert me. I don’t know why; I’m not trying to convert them to Wicca’.
Pretty sad state of affairs. Not interested in truth, so there’s not much to work with. All you can do is pray for him.
“All you can do is pray for him.”
Amen, brother. I do it on a daily basis. Prayer moves mountains. We’ll see what surprises the future may hold.
Hedonism vs responsibility
id vs ego.
grasshopper vs ants.
hedonism is only about now, responsibility is about future.
So, now you are saying that if gays adopt they will make better economists?
right! And this is why it’s so difficult to fight the re-definition when it pertains to gay marriage.
If we have already re-defined it for straights who think of themselves first - who view children as a burden - and often view fertility as a PROBLEM - then it isn’t that large a leap to accept gay marriage.