Can anyone tell me any economists who have been convicted of violent sex crimes?
Randall Munroe of xkcd fame takes up that offer.
On a whim, I just did a little research, and couldn’t believe what I found. Guess who holds an economics degree?
For those not familiar with the case, Bernardo is one of the nastiest serial killers in history. He and his wife drugged, raped, and tortured to death a number of schoolgirls in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The story is the stuff of nightmares.
I’ll leave the debate over the rest of Mr. Stein’s article to others. But as for his suggestion that studying economics precludes becoming a violent sex criminal, it seems history provides one hell of a counterexample.
Remember when Ben Stein got fired from the NY Times for his hawking of the Freescore "credit watch" service? Yeah, somehow 18 months later he's still employed at the "Gentlemen's World Net Daily" there at American Spectator, and if anything his writing has actually gotten worse.