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More on Danny Blanchflower, Superstar
As always it is great fun to follow the exploits of Dartmouth’s most visible faculty member: Economics Professor Danny Blanchflower. A profile in the U.K.’s The First Post yesterday includes the following:
Having left the Bank [of England]’s monetary policy committee in June this year, Blanchflower has become left-leaning New Statesman’s economics columnist, encouraging more allegations of political bias from some on the right. But his views on the economy hold considerable sway in the City.
A banking executive told The First Post: “I don’t really know who disagrees with him. He went out on a limb by calling for a dramatic cut in interest rates when the other MPC members were putting them up. He saw the tsunami coming when they didn’t.”
Unlike the usual pointy-heads at the Bank of England, Blanchflower is a well-rounded individual whose previous works have concerned such topics as the economics of happiness and the value of a good sex life.
Note: A few years back, Blanchflower had a one-year run as Associate Dean of the Social Sciences. Word is that he stayed for such a brief period because he did not meet Jim Wright’s standards for that position. Say no more.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…