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Can someone explain to me why voting off Burge could be a good idea? Isn't the president supposed to be a wise old man who has a clear overview of the future of the profession as well as the respect of his peers?Would hiring an LRM stop nepotism? Remember what happened in soviet Russia when the noble oligarchs where replaced by average citizens: oligarchy didn't stop, only the names of the oligarchs Are you suggesting that the best person to be president of the US Is the median American?I'm not really taking a stance, I am curious as to what may be gained
The AEA has a long history of giving prizes and editorships to insiders. The debacle with the AER Papers and Proceedings, where insiders get a free pass for a AER publication that is not peer reviewed also comes to mind. This is all eating up publication space that others in lesser institutions could use to get tenure.
^ You should know that AER P&P does not count for tenure anywhere.
But the P&P could be replaced by a regular issue with peer-reviewed material.
Done. It's nice to see that the mongoloids over at EJMR have taken their mindless debates over who's HRM or not and over the value of an AER P&P to the comments section of this website. Keep it up, geniuses.
AEA is a corrupt organization. If Gregory Burge gets elected won't Cambridge just buy him off?
< a href="http://www.econjobrumors.com/topic/aea-elections-are-on-you-know-for-whom-to-vote-el"> part of EJMR's "mindless debate" <\a>
Just voted for Burge
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