Monday, August 17, 2015

Judith does a Steyn

I assume that Judith Sloan assumes she will never have another government or government authority job in which she professionally has to interact with any economist in the Productivity Commission, or indeed any economist who has ever so much as hinted at believing that climate change is real, and hence she can spend her early semi retirement in slagging off others to her heart's content, especially at Catallaxy.

In her latest outburst of note, I see she has followed the Mark Steyn route, using the "f" word:
As the Cats realise, the long march through the institutions continues.  But when it comes to the Climate Change Authority, no marching was required – it was set up with all the required poseurs and frauds in place from the getgo....
But how could chair of the CCA, Bernie Fraser, think it appropriate to give a running commentary on government policy, opposition policy and the wild estimates the CCA puts on these policies?

This is serious weird – nay outrageous – stuff and Bernie knows it (given his history in the bureaucracy).  But I guess he is on a mission, in part to help his mates in the industry super funds which are still overweight renewables.

The CCA comprises Bernie Fraser, Ian Chubb, David Karoly, Clive Hamilton and John Quiggin.

I wonder if Judith could expand upon which of them are the "frauds".   I note the use of the plural.

I also wonder why economists and academics on the receiving end of her condescending, and now (in my view) clearly defamatory vitriol never call her out for it. 

And not for the first time, I wonder why Sinclair Davidson never seems very worried about his potential legal liability for what the blog under his control says?   Maybe he can claim ignorance of some thread content, but he certainly can't do that very credibility for what one of his "star" contributors writes.

11 comments:

Not Trampis said...
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Steve said...

Homer, I'm trying to maintain a bit of a higher standard than Catallaxy...

Not Trampis said...

why?

Anonymous said...



Homer Paxton

Because you're a fat mouthed imbecile who has nothing to offer and treated as such at every blog the country.


Steve

What's your view on Clive Hamilton? He seems well qualified as a climate scientist.

Not Trampis said...

your confused with Catalaaxy

Anonymous said...

I'm not confused at all, Paxton. You're an imbecile who should not be allowed near the Internet.

Steve

Any comment about the professor of ethics/ climate scientist?

Not Trampis said...

there are a number of fat mouthed imbeciles at Catallaxy.

Perhaps they might get Jenny Craig to sponsor the site!

Steve said...

I don't pay all that close attention to what Clive Hamilton writes; while he once made a somewhat provocative sounding statement that Sinclair has dined out on ever since, I'm not at all sure on what grounds he is supposed to be a "fraud".

Paul Montgomery said...

Clive is a polywaffle, that much is undeniable. But someone has to get the tea at CCA meetings. The CVs of the other four are impeccable, however, and that was Steve's point: Judith did use the plural form of frauds.



Not Trampis said...

Clive isn't in their league but then neither is Judy!

Steve said...

monty, you might point out to JC that it was definitely IT who raised the "squirrels in Melbourne" claim. I was the one who called out him on it - everyone else seemed too polite to note that this was either a hallucination or a case of mistaken identity. (In his defence, it does turn out there are some snall, non native, squirrels to be found in some Perth suburbs.)

JC later claimed that he had once seen something that looked like a squirrel, running across the road, but it then transpired that his extremely limited knowledge of nature meant he had never heard of the extremely common brush tailed possum.

Yet, this is the brains trust that is supremely confident that climate change as a serious issue is all bollocks.