Among them were these.
But my post was about economics, it wasn't about libertarianism. I never used the word libertarian in my post. Libertarianism is not economics at all, it is a political philosophy.@WenzelEconomics @CREDOeconomists Libertarianism is not "basic economics" and it cannot be Catholic. Anthropology is false.— Tony Annett (@tonyannett) February 25, 2017
I quoted F.A. Hayek and Murray Rothbard in my post. Hayek was a key driver in the formation of Mont Pelerin Society. But the Society was founded in 1947, Rothbard was only 21 at the time and had nothing to do with the founding. In fact, at the time, he probably was unfamiliar with the name Hayek---and probably couldn't have found Mont Pelerin on a map.@WenzelEconomics @JTheMagicRobot @FreeSmart If you want to explain S+D why appeal to the radical founders of the Mont Pelerin society?— Tony Annett (@tonyannett) February 25, 2017
There was also this:
I followed up the above Annett tweet with this:@JTheMagicRobot @WenzelEconomics @FreeSmart Rothbard and Hayek are ideological extremists. They do not represent economics.@— Tony Annett (@tonyannett) February 25, 2017
He responded using an appeal to authority argument (himself being the authority).@tonyannett @JTheMagicRobot @FreeSmart So you think Hayek and Rothbard are the only economists that believe in supply and demand?— Robert Wenzel (@WenzelEconomics) February 25, 2017
But aside from being a sloppy way to argue, when you use it against Hayek you lose.@WenzelEconomics @JTheMagicRobot @FreeSmart As an Econ PhD with almost 2 decades experience, I can assure you that Pope Francis is right.— Tony Annett (@tonyannett) February 25, 2017
Hayek lectured at the London School of Economics, debated Keynes face-to-face, predicted the 1929 stock market and downturn, has a book that is ranked #1 in international economics more than 70 years after publication:
He also taught at the University of Chicago, has numerous biographies written about him, was appointed a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour by Queen Elizabeth II, received the US Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2011, his article "The Use of Knowledge in Society" was selected as one of the top 20 articles published in The American Economic Review during its first 100 years. And he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics.
Claiming authority, by stating "an Econ PhD with almost 2 decades experience," against Hayek is about the same as claiming Twiggy would win a hypermammiferous contest against Pamela Anderson.