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Tyler Cowen's head is leaking again

Normally I have a modicum of respect for the fellow, but this is just stupid. I don't recall the name of the fallacy off the top of my head, but I'm sure there's a name for the argument "I have these qualities, and I am a [political tendency]; therefore all people with these qualities are [political tendency]." (Jane Galt). I'm quite a slob -in fact, it's one of the reasons I couldn't re-enlist back in 1983-, and I got over my fear of death some decades ago when I decided to take up tactical ECM work as a career. The rest of the attributed qualities in that list are crap as well. I think there are things you can generalize about WRT socialists and conservatives, but I don't think personal characteristics work.


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Jan. 12th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
My desk at work is neat as a pin, and I obsessively keep my office organized. Yet my home is full of books. Lots and lots of books of various kinds. So, what am I?
Jan. 12th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't presume to guess what your politics are from that, but apparently Mr. Cowen is a more presumptuous fellow.
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