As some of you will be aware, I have recently been the subject of cyber attack by a neoliberal conspiracy.
Unfortunately, it now appears that some of my current research has been stolen and plagiarised by that horrific parody of mine, Richard Murphy. Regrettably, it has been passed off to the UK’s media as legitimate research rather than the cruel joke that it is.
Of course, the report that he has released is supposed to be humorous and satirical but plainly it is not. Instead, it is full of tired in-jokes where he deliberately uses incorrect figures, displays a lack of understanding of sound statistical methodology, makes obviously dismissive and obnoxious remarks about others and their work, eclectically cherry picks data, neoliberally quotes people who are innocently repeating misunderstandings that he has deliberately created, mentions his rent-seeking books ad nauseam, of course, and displays a general disregard for logic and reason with his continual sophistry.
Which explains why so many serious experts on these issues have just ignored this ridiculous excuse for a report.
I have not yet had time to finalise my report, I am far too busy to do so. However, just from the draft report, you can see the strong logical argument that my lampoonerer has attempted to mock me for.
I am sure that my usual readers, who always display astute critical thought by agreeing with me, will be able to see the inherent sense and logic that I unerringly display in this, the roughest of rough works: