Re: Flames and personal attacks

From: Riccardo Bellofiore (riccardo.bellofiore@UNIBG.IT)
Date: Tue May 18 2004 - 13:23:48 EDT

I am very much in agreement with this post, as well as with Simon's
post some days ago.


At 11:35 -0400 18-05-2004, dlaibman@JJAY.CUNY.EDU wrote:
>I would like to add my voice to the growing consensus.  Jerry has
>done a fine job running the list, and deserves our gratitude.  Of
>course, the current list members are a self-selected group, and
>likely to feel this way; but the implication that everyone who left
>the list did so because of anything Jerry did is gratuitous.  I left
>for a while, simply because I didn't have the time to participate.
>Any list member will most likely differ with one or another
>decision, and anyone can make mistakes.  But the overall effect of
>Jerry's work over the years has been to make OPE a valuable and
>serious vehicle for discussion of political economy.  (I say this
>even though I have not been able to participate as fully as I would
>like to.)  Personal attacks should not be encouraged, and I would be
>wary of proposals for mechanical rotation of AC members or the list
>coordinator job.
>In solidarity,
>David Laibman

Riccardo Bellofiore
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