Dang, I think the chickens are coming home to roost from all the times I called Scott Sumner “insane.” In an update to his post on Williamson Scott writes:
Update: Kudos to Bob Murphy for getting there before I did. I wonder if the quickness someone gets to the problem with Williamson’s argument is inversely related to the technical skills that person possesses.
Taken literally, that’s a super backhanded compliment. But Scott usually makes self-deprecating jokes about how he can’t do math. So did he really mean “I wonder if the time it takes someone to get to the problem is inversely related…” ?