Michael Perelman on pen-l
michael at SPAMecst.csuchico.edu
Wed Dec 20 16:39:26 MST 2000
I thought I would make a couple comments about pen-l. To begin with,
I'm sorry to see a number of valued former members who have recently
signed off the list. In part, the characterization is to some extent
correct. I would like to see the list become more "academic," in a
sense that, as Nestor noted, there is a real need for economists to get
their act together so as to be able to make some headway in this
currently neoliberal world.
I have not signed Brad Delong off the list. The only people that I have
removed have been those who got into nasty personal disputes. All of
those, [actually there are only two on this list] who have been removed,
would be more than welcome to return as long as they could refrain from
personally attacking others on the list.
I vehemently disagree with many of Brad Delong's opinions, especially
his irrational anti-Communism. He characterizes himself as a social
Democrat. Usually, when he goes on a tear, I rein him in quickly. I
did not do so in his controversy with Nestor, because I enjoyed seeing
how Nestor parried his analysis.
California State University
Chico, CA 95929
E-Mail michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
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