Brad DeLong and the Ethics of Controversy

Brad DeLong is notorious for removing critical comments on his blog posts or blocking these criticisms altogether. I didn’t pay much attention to this, though, until he did it to me. DeLong published a post making fun of Robert Nozick’s theory of justice. His post contained a number of mistakes, but when I posted a comment that called attention to them, my remarks were “held for moderation.” It soon become obvious that DeLong had sent my comment to the moderation from which no poster returns. Further details may be found here.


11:44 am on July 1, 2011