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July 17, 2018


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Isn't this quite rich? After a decade of blistering, offensive, and unrelenting vitriol, you people claim to have suddenly discovered the value of civility! It couldn't possibly be that it is because you folks are the elite now that your minds have changed, could it?

It's going to take a hell of a lot of you sort specifically denouncing the horrifying claptrap your kind have peddled since 2007 or so before regular folks will even consider readmitting you all to the realm of civilized discourse.

Have a good day, Prof. Morton.


I don't know who "you people" are that you are referring to. Where have I or John Morton used "blistering, offensive, and unrelenting vitriol"? Can you find a single quote to back up this assertion? If so, where? When?

Or, are you lumping me or John in with some other group? If so, I don't appreciate that conflation.

I suppose it is self serving to say that John and I have known each other for more than 20 years, and his principles of honesty and treating others with respect have shined through.

Your post is confusing to me for these reasons.

Sadly, it always takes two to have a respectful conversation. As Schiller wrote "The most pious man may not live in peace if he does not please his wicked neighbour." (Or however you would translate this).

Thanks for mentioning the article though, I'll try to incorporate it into my Economic Philosophy course next year.

What a wonderful quote! Thanks! --JW

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