RE: [OPE] member names

From: Michael Williams <>
Date: Wed Oct 01 2008 - 04:31:36 EDT

Wow – what I said was intended only as a trivial personal request, and was not intended to put you all to so much trouble: sorry!




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From: [] On Behalf Of Alejandro Agafonow
Sent: 01 October 2008 08:50
To: Outline on Political Economy mailing list
Subject: Re: [OPE] member names


Thank you for the advice Jerry.


A. Agafonow


----- Mensaje original ----
De: Gerald Levy <>
Para: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <>
Enviado: miércoles, 1 de octubre, 2008 9:31:01
Asunto: Re: [OPE] member names


> I usually use the last name of OPE’s members because some of us share the same

> first name. So I want to avoid confusions about who is the addressee of my e-mails.

> M. Williams: “There is no formal contradiction between market failure and the equalization

> of price and marginal cost.”




>>> (Putting on my coordinator's hat) <<<



Hi Alejandro:


While it's not a rule, listmembers are encouraged to use first (personal) names

when referring to each other. It encourages a more informal and comradely tone

for our discussions. If there's more than one person with the same first name

(for example, Paul), you can either just use the first name in the belief that

anyone who has been following the thread will know which member (Paul) you

are addressing or referring to _or_ you can qualify it with the first letter of

the last name (e.g. Paul C).


What's important to keep in mind is that we are a society of comrades (equals).


In solidarity, Jerry


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