Set forth below is the text of an e-mail that Mike Piper (author of the Oblivious Investor blog) sent me on October 28, 2009, in response to the e-mail that I sent to him that was set forth in yesterday’s blog entry.
Sometimes two thinking, reasonable people can disagree about something. Surely you know this.
I haven’t been “ducking these questions.” I’ve been neglecting to respond to your comments for the same reason that I’m asking you to stop posting them: We already discussed/addressed your claims on your original guest post. And yet, we still disagree. I’ve seen the data you’re referencing, and yet I disagree as to how to respond to it.
I think we’re well past the point where further discussion of the topic is going to be beneficial. (And my readers’ emails tell me that they feel the same way.) And that is why I’m asking you to stop bringing it up on my blog.
That’s really all I have to say about this.
I responded with an e-mail that stated: “I am going to continue to post honestly, Mike.”
I followed up shortly thereafter with an e-mail asking Mike if he objected to me posting the full texts of his e-mails at this blog. He responded by saying: “Feel free.”