Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently put to the discussion thread for another blog entry at this site:
“I think Bengen is wrong. I think that I have a responsibility to say so.”
And so you do. Here, behind his back. But you won’t express your math-free gut-feel opinion in a comment section where he might see it. How is that living up to your responsibility?
No. I engaged in an e-mail conversation with Bengen a number of years back. I told him that I think he is wrong re safe withdrawal rates.
Set up a debate at the Bogleheads Forum. We can have Bengen there. We can have me there. We can have Bogle there. We can have Shiller there. We can have Greaney there. We can have Linduaer there. We can have Pfau there.
See how it goes. No death threats. No demands for unjustified board bannings. No thousands of acts of defamation. No threats to get academic researchers fired from their jobs.
We’ll make history.