His take on Grubergate:
I’m not so interested in pushing through the mud on this one. It’s a healthy world where academics can speak their minds at conferences and the like without their words becoming political weapons in a bigger fight…If anything, I feel sorry for Gruber that he has subsequently felt the need to so overcompensate by actively voicing such ex post cynicism, it is perhaps the sign of a soul not at rest.
In the meantime, I’d like to see more open discourse, not less. Perhaps we should subsidize people who end up looking foolish, rather than taxing them.
My response on Twitter:
@tylercowen I'd say "I totally agree Tyler!" but I would be lying. And then you could sympathize with me for feeling the need to lie to you.
— Robert P. Murphy (@BobMurphyEcon) November 12, 2014
This reminds me of Tyler’s reaction to ClimateGate: IIRC he said it made him increase his Bayesian priors about the threat of anthropogenic global warming if academics felt compelled to do this stuff to get public support.