Monday, February 29, 2016

Yeah, I Fall for it Fairly Often

I speak, of course, of the ol' Gene Callahan trick of trotting out something like this question-begging bit on taxation, then sneering at any commenter who points out the weakness in his claim, after which he blocks further commenting by his interlocutor so that he can declare himself the winner of an argument without going to the trouble of, you know, actually winning an argument.

I sometimes wonder if perhaps he teaches a class in logic and pulls this kind of thing so that he can assign his students the task "go over to my blog and identify one or more fallacies I've fallen into this week."

It's probably something more obvious, though:

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