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I don't know where you come from, but where I come from people who make interesting and accurate predictions tend to enjoy a great deal of leeway in their rhetoric. Certainly compared to ignorant pseudo-Keynesian third-wayers like Bofinger, who couldn't build a reality-based economic model if his career depended on it (which, of course, it never will).

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Sep 7th, 2011 at 07:46:35 AM EST
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Poor bofinger, found wanting by a blog ayatollah.

And no,  just because you predicted something in your imagination, you don`t get special rights. The normal rules of discourse obligate verybody. At least were I come from.  (Lower Saxony. Got a problem with that?)

by IM on Wed Sep 7th, 2011 at 07:51:33 AM EST
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Your own attitude is now way more offensive than any Godwinism about Germany.

Do you have the faintest idea of how Germany appears right now to the rest of Europe? I mean, the faintest?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Sep 7th, 2011 at 08:05:56 AM EST
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Fine. I thought you did see here and on other threads the same problem.

"Do you have the faintest idea of how Germany appears right now to the rest of Europe? I mean, the faintest?"

Honestly, I don't know. Do you have a poll? You should really not confuse the opinion of half a dozen posters on ET with the public opinion of europe.

I really don't understand your attitude. You (collectively) have driven down the amount of german posters on ET to almost zero and  you still don't see a problem?

It is really shooting the messenger.

by IM on Wed Sep 7th, 2011 at 08:21:48 AM EST
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Bofinger's curriculum vitae speaks for itself. My predictions and analysis here and elsewhere do likewise. And so would yours, if you had actually made any that I could not have gotten from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (a process that would have involved considerably less sniping at my personal habitus).

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Sep 7th, 2011 at 08:24:37 AM EST
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FAZ? I didn't make any predictions.
by IM on Wed Sep 7th, 2011 at 08:34:24 AM EST
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