Remember Jason Brennan’s loud, proud, and rather idiotic declamations against me at BHL on the subject of police brutality?
Memory refresher: I wrote this post on the subject of non-compliance with government anti-disease-spreading orders. Brennan responded (with Phil Magness in tow) by mischaracterizing my view and defaming me at BHL. In full anticipation of the fact that he would eventually regret his posts and delete them, I copied and pasted them into the comment section of my own post on the subject. I rebutted his claims in some detail, twice, and got no answer from him but a few cheap, embarrassing, off-topic polemical jabs.
If you now go to BHL, you’ll find his April 8 post quietly deleted. Brennan’s BHL posts now go from February 19 to April 9, 2020. If you click the link for the original post, you get : “Page not found.” Page not found because page not there. Page not there because page deleted. Page deleted because page inconvenient for PR purposes. The louder they are, the more discreetly they delete themselves.
I get it, Jason: I can see why you’d want to delete what you wrote from the public record in sheer embarrassment at its existence. In fact, I saw that from the outset. That’s why, as you wrote your posts, I copied all of them and decided to treat them as keepsakes. As you delete them, I’ll re-blog them here. With full credit to you, of course. I wouldn’t want anyone to think I wrote them.
Meanwhile, I haven’t deleted anything that I’ve written. Why would I? I have a healthy respect for the historical record, and have nothing to delete. But I have plenty more to write. Perhaps this combination of facts will teach the great avatars of statistical rigor, Jason Brennan and Phil Magness, the difference between two basic mathematical operations: addition and subtraction. I learned it in grade school. They can learn it now.