Tom Sargent finally speaks out; see here: The Slogans Stop Here.
In a telephone interview last week, Professor Sargent said he felt insulted by people who called him "non-Keynesian" or "right wing," terms that, he said, are based on a misunderstanding of his thinking. And he rejected attempts to categorize his views in simple slogans.I like this guy. He should start a blog. I've got the perfect name: Conscience of a Scientist.
Fundamentally, he said, "What I really don't like is oversimplification." He tries to think things through, he said, and avoid having "one slogan fighting another."