weigh in on the Summers resignation. Posner here and Becker here. Posner's post is especially interesting.
Why on earth would anyone go through the hell that it takes to get an academic job if there wasn't some hope for tenure at the end of the whole game?
One thing I've noticed about lawyers is that they have a definite tendency to think they know more about economics than they really do.
Academic politics are so vicious because so little is at stake.
Nothing dies harder than academic prejudice.