Sunday, July 28, 2013

On Jason Richwine

This piece from thinkprogress goes into some depths on the Kennedy School dissertation that led Jason Richwine to get fired from the Heritage Foundation.

It includes quotes from several people I know. I can certainly repeat what they and some of the others quoted in the article have said about the quality and seriousness of Richwine's dissertation committee.

The author is a bit more surprised than he should be that some dissertations are better than others, even at Harvard, but otherwise does a pretty nice job as a non-specialist dealing with a complicated topic and the somewhat arcane process by which dissertations get produced.

Hat tip: ASAK, on a roll with interesting things to read

1 comment:

John Fuerst said...

I can't believe that anyone would cite that Beauchamp piece. It was absolutely rife with fallacies. (A few of which I noted in the comment section here: