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Monday, January 6, 2014

Posner: The Pomposity/Quality Relationship in Legal Scholarship

Eric Posner, The Pomposity/Quality Relationship in Legal Scholarship:


Eric sent me the underlying data.  Tax is 75 social value and 37 pomposity.

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Would he let you post the corresponding data for each of the unlabeled dots? Also, does he plan to explain how he arrived at these numbers?

Posted by: BC | Jan 6, 2014 7:27:04 AM


I have no doubt that the numbers were selected, er, determined, through a rigorous, methodological process.

Posted by: andy | Jan 6, 2014 8:33:49 AM

I could comment on the oddness of Posner evaluating pomposity, but that would be pompous on my part.

Posted by: michael livingston | Jan 7, 2014 2:12:19 AM