Re: (OPE-L) Re: Advisory Committee

From: dashyaf@EASYNET.CO.UK
Date: Mon May 17 2004 - 10:57:58 EDT

Rakesh appears to be digging a larger and larger hole for himself. Rakesh
stop digging! Jerry has kept this list going though thick and thin and I
for one am grateful to him. Rakesh's arguments are not serious because they
have no useful practical consequences, other than a vague liberal
position  that someone else should do the job because Jerry has been doing
it a long time. I am not impressed by such a position because it  nearly
always hides some other real unstated standpoint.

It is really sour grapes for Rakesh to argue that those supporting Jerry
have differences with him. I suppose I do as well but so what! You cannot
expect us to take such arguments seriously. We have to be practical! No one
has really been prevented from airing their views on this list in a
reasonable form, least of all Rakesh.

David Yaffe

At 08:57 17/05/04 -0400, you wrote:
> > Before your one week of silence on the issue of the list itself  .
> > [...], please let us know whom  is on the Advisory Committee
> > and how they are selected.
>Paul Z and others:
>The current membership of the Advisory Committee (AC) consists
>of Allin Cottrell ( ) and Fred Moseley
>( ).  Alfredo Saad-Filho had been a
>member of the AC but resigned that position in December.
>There is no specified term for AC members.  Both Fred and Allin
>have many other professional and other responsibilities and I'm
>sure at some point that they would like to be relieved.
>Decisions about adding members to the AC are made on the
>basis of consensus between the AC and myself.   In all matters
>(except where the conduct of an AC member or myself is being
>investigated) we are committed to arriving at decisions by way
>of consensus.
>We had recently discussed adding someone to the AC but that
>comrade hasn't replied yet.
>In solidarity, Jerry
>PS: Fred informed me yesterday that he will be leaving for
>S. Korea today for two weeks and will not be available to
>participate in AC discussions during that time.

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