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Re: Public choice theory and the politics of antitrust



Tim,

Keep in mind that each post came from a different author, with perhaps one
or two exceptions.

With regard to the names, I know of no formal list policy, law, or custom
that would stop me from forwarding with names attached. However, I thought
it might stifle discourse on a relatively intimate list if folks thought
their posts were blasted around the Net to thousands.

I was my judgment call, and I make no excuses. Take the ideas for what
they're worth.

-Declan

At 18:28 -0800 1/14/98, Tim May wrote:
>At 4:34 PM -0800 1/14/98, Declan McCullagh wrote:
>>I wrote a little about public choice theory and the politics of antitrust
>>in my article last week:
>>
>>  http://cgi.pathfinder.com/netly/opinion/0,1042,1678,00.html
>>
>>Attached are excerpts from recent posts to a law and economics mailing list
>>I'm on. I'm unsure of the reposting policy, so I'm deleting authors' names.
>>Should be good reading anyway.
>
>I think, Declan, that deleting the author's name is a Big Problem. I
>inititally assumed you wrote these words, and was preparing a rebuttal
>(esp. to the fanciful " Intel's Portland facility has 800 programmers
>charged with coming up with something as cool as the operating system
>developed by Next. Stay tuned." piece of nonsense.
>
>But then I went back and read your "deleting author's names" line, so now I
>have no idea who I'm rebutting.
>
>You have essentially made this author "Anonymous."
>
>A better approach is to ask his permission, for something substantive like
>this piece is, and then either post his words with his name, or not post it.
>
>--Tim May
>
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