As I wrote privately to Dave a moment ago:
I think Nic is perfectly
comfortable sharing the credit. After all, all those people signed
on and agreed to those words and sentiments -- an important milestone, in
my opinion. What Nic wrote is great, and getting the assents
of all those folks was a very good thing.
But I am uncomfortable when we take the next step of attributing them to
them individually, and wanted to be sure that when we do so, we do it
consciously. (And I do mean to prune those quotes from my
(who needs to maintain her website!)
At 02:50 AM 4/8/2008, Wetzel Dave wrote:
My good friend Wyn
Achenbaum has corrected me re the quote I attributed to
Nobel Laureate Robert Solow and has informed me that this quote is
actually from a letter written by Nic Tideman which Robert Solow, among
many others, cosigned?
The letter is at
Wyn also informs me that there is at least one other attribution to a
"quotable notable" that actually comes from that letter: the
Modigliani "quote" is at:
Apologies to Nic.
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