Streetwise Professor

July 19, 2011

SWP in the WSJ

Filed under: Politics — The Professor @ 7:27 pm


  1. Well, that’s pretty darn cool.

    Comment by Scott — July 20, 2011 @ 7:12 am

  2. Thanks, Scott. I thought so. Funnily enough, I learned about it b/c Dean Williamson posted it on FB.

    The ProfessorComment by The Professor — July 20, 2011 @ 9:05 am

  3. No kidding? I figured that the Journal would have alerted you, if not in advance, after the fact. But, hey, information just wants to be free.

    Comment by Scott — July 20, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

  4. Yup. True story. There’s a guy in Williamsburg VA who puts out a daily collection of conservative writings on the web that strike his fancy. He apparently has someone on the WSJ oped staff that reads what he puts out, and with some regularity puts one of the articles/posts he highlights into either Notable and Quotable of the WSJ’s daily political report. So Ed (the VA guy) featured my post, the WSJ picked up on it and ran it without even a by your leave and I found out about it thru Dean on FB. Weird.

    Peter Robinson–the guy who wrote the Tear Down This Wall speech–linked to the WSJ thing on Ricochet and wrote that I said what he’s been trying to say. Only one problem: I am now the economist Carl Pirrong. Oh well.

    The ProfessorComment by The Professor — July 20, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

  5. The name confusion may prove useful when Justice or the IRS or the SEIU or whomever comes to pay a visit.

    Comment by Scott — July 21, 2011 @ 6:52 am

  6. @Scott–I’d laugh but . . . don’t think I haven’t thought about it. Small probability but not zero.

    Yesterday I was thinking back on my last brush with the politically toxic, the Hillary thing back at UM. Professionally I’m more protected now, at least, but the game is rougher now, sad to say. Chicago “rules”. It’s rather depressing to realize that at times like these I think wistfully back to the days of Bill Clinton.

    I was also wondering whether our old buddy BJW saw it. I am hoping that he did, actually, just so that he can realize that he failed miserably in his objectives of ruining my career and making me shut up.

    The ProfessorComment by The Professor — July 21, 2011 @ 3:10 pm

  7. Re: BJW. One can hope!

    Comment by Scott — July 21, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

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