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Niall Ferguson

ONE ON ONE: Niall Ferguson On The Great Degeneration: How Politicians Are Failing Us

Katherine Keating | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Katherine Keating

niall ferguson "There's a lot of anger out there, there's a lot of frustration. One minute people are bored and apathetic, the next minute they're in the streets burning cars. We are seeing that already in some European cities, it's really urgent that we change the conversation in such a way that young people start to listen instead of just assuming, 'Ah, this doesn't apply to me, it's all bullshit.'"

The Great Degeneration

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 02.28.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

Society has become centered in the cities, and in the cities, there is only effectiveness when good government is present.

Krugman Responds To Ferguson. Sort Of

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business

Paul Krugman is giving Niall Ferguson the silent treatment. Sort of. “Some readers have been asking when I’m going to reply to certain rants a...

Ferguson To Krugman: 'Paul, You DERP!'

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Harvard professor and author Niall Ferguson took on Paul Krugman in a series of blog posts on The Huffington Post. He joined HuffPost Live host Alyona...

WATCH: Professor Hits Out At Paul Krugman

Posted 12.10.2013 | Media

Niall Ferguson hit out at Paul Krugman on Thursday, charging that "the New York Times has lost control of him." There is no love lost between Ferg...

Ferguson: Krugman Needs To Admit He Is Basically Always Wrong

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.10.2013 | Business

To the delight of econ geeks everywhere, Niall Ferguson is showing no signs of stopping his endless tirade against Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman. ...

Krugtron the Invincible, Part 3

Niall Ferguson | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Niall Ferguson

I have shown that Paul Krugman failed to anticipate the financial crisis and wrongly predicted that the single European currency would fall victim to it. I have exploded his claim to intellectual invincibility. Very clearly, he has made at least twice as many major mistakes in his career as the mere two he has previously admitted to.

Beyond the National Wealth

Mark Kass, PhD | Posted 09.24.2013 | Books
Mark Kass, PhD

Mr. Ferguson's thesis is couched in terms of the "stationary state" described by Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations, first published in 1776.

"The Great De(generation)": A Millennial Take With Author Niall Ferguson

Inesha Premaratne | Posted 08.31.2013 | Books
Inesha Premaratne

In the Fall of 2011, Niall Ferguson, a Professor at Harvard University, detailed for a TED audience what he believed to be the "6 killer apps for prosperity."

Publisher Weekly's First E-Book Single Lands on Best-Seller List

Howard Polskin | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

An e-book single from Publishers Weekly about the behind-the-scenes pricing battles for e-books has become one of the surprise nonfiction best sellers for the week of June 23.

What Is An Acceptable Defense Against A Charge Of Bigotry?

Michael Hobbes | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Hobbes

Niall Ferguson didn't hide behind "I'm sorry for any offense I might have caused." He admitted that what he said about John Maynard Keynes was a stupid comment and took responsibility, so we're moving on, right? Not so fast, replied the Internet.

Niall Ferguson's Big Step Back Over 'Homophobic' Comments

Posted 05.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Editor's note: The following editorial was written by Harvard professor and economist Niall Ferguson and was originally published in the Harvard Crims...

Think Again: Niall Ferguson's Gay Theory for the World's Economic Problems Is Nothing If Not Novel

Eric Alterman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

Perhaps the best reason to doubt the sincerity of Ferguson's retraction, however, is his complete lack of any compelling explanation of why he would wish to say such a thing in the first place.

Mark Gongloff

Niall Ferguson Digs Himself Deeper | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

You would think that a Harvard historian would know about the First Law of Holes: When in a hole, stop digging. But Harvard historian Niall Ferguso...

Gay People To Blame For 'Collapse Of The Western Economy,' Pundit Claims

Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Bryan Fischer has previously stated that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people should face job discrimination and implied that members ...

Is Outrage Driving Homophobia Underground?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Maybe all the outbursts are doing us a favor by allowing us to understand and address homophobia. But the outbursts can only be helpful if they are taken seriously and not dismissed or censored by the outrage police.

Austerity in De-Niall

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

As the austerity's intellectual claims are discredited, its advocates are confronted with a choice: Face their own errors, correct them, and participate in honest discourse. Or cover up, obfuscate, and (in Niall Ferguson's case) turn mean and desperate.

Niall Ferguson Makes Absurd Claim About Famous Economist, Then Apologizes

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business

Harvard historian Niall Ferguson has apologized for remarks claiming John Maynard Keynes' theory of economics was doomed to failure because Keynes hi...

Stiglitz: ‘There Is No Instance Of A Large Economy Getting To Growth Through Austerity'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has some choice words for anyone who thinks the only way to improve the economy is to tighten the countr...


The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

Paul Krugman and Niall Ferguson have gotten themselves into yet another public spat. The latest back-and-forth between the New York Times columnist...

Jason Linkins

Niall Ferguson Has Some Lu-Lu October Surprise Suggestions For Newsweek Readers | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

Over at Foreign Policy, Daniel Drezner has gotten a look-see at the latest Niall Ferguson column in Newsweek, and finds that the "Civilization" author...

WATCH: Niall Ferguson On 'More Europe'

Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

Niall Ferguson is surprised by how little anti-European sentiment there is within Europe. The preferred solution for many is More Europe; Ferguson unp...

The Wealthiest Who Benefit Most From Government

Harlan Green | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

Why not starve government, since the misinformation gang opposes almost any form of financial or environmental regulation, while neglecting aging infrastructure and falling behind other developed countries in education?

The Shamefulness of Niall Ferguson

Eric Zuesse | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

The current Newsweek cover story, "Hit the Road, Barack: Why We Need a New President," is now stirring public attention because of its false allegatio...

Should You Trust Academic Celebrities?

Thomas David DuBois | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Thomas David DuBois

The first thing to understand about academic celebrities is that the role they play in public life is very different from what they do professionally.