Nation of Beancounters

Cochrane on good manners

Posted in Uncategorized by Navin Kumar on October 18, 2013

There is a reason the rest of the world — especially the academic world — abides by a simple set of ethics that include: read what you criticize, document what you say, try to understand the other side’s view, respect their integrity, don’t lie, don’t insult, don’t deliberately misquote, attack ideas if you will but not people, don’t make up slanderous allegations about your opponents personal motives, and (hello, New York Times) check your facts. And when you see someone flagrantly violating these rules, tune out.

John Cochrane


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