DDT: Zombie ideas of the right-winged and ill-informed


John Quiggin’s done with his book, Zombie Economics:  How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us.

Cover of John Quiggin's Zombie Economics

Cover of John Quiggin's Zombie Economics

Go buy a copy.  You will be happy you did.

Today, at Crooked Timber he’s looking at zombie ideas he was sure would eventually go away — like the bizarre, false idea that a lot more DDT should be used to fight malaria.

Is Quiggin ever wrong?

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3 Responses to DDT: Zombie ideas of the right-winged and ill-informed

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Nice to see your avatar and comment, Mr. Easter!

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  2. jre says:

    Quiggin is consistently excellent across a wide range of topics. He is kind of pessimistic about the immediate future of American politics, but that’s probably because our world looks really, really weird when viewed by someone from Oz.

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  3. Me must have!

    That’s my best zombie imitation, by the way. Please do your very best to be impressed!

    Like

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