"In a case that’s sending a frightening message to the blogger community, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that a blogger must pay $2.5 million to an investment firm she wrote about — because she isn’t a real journalist."
A recent news item began with these words.
Yikes! I'm no journalist, so maybe I'll have to ease up a little when engaging in "econometrics bashing".
- Teachers of "cookbook econometrics" courses will be safe.
- I'll stop griping about microeconometricians who ignore heteroskedasticity issues.
- I promise not to get personal when I see these same people "re-inventing the wheel" without realising it.
- I'll try really hard not to blog unkindly about engineers.
- I'll stop complaining about applied econometricians who stopped reading the literature when they graduated.
- No more snide comments about people who think the "M" word is important.
- I'll definitely stop blogging about students who don't know how many weeks there are in a year!
p.s.: Engineer's saying: "If it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features." (Whoops!)
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