Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently put to the discussion of a blog entry at this site:
I doubt the man has even heard of Rob
My friend Jack obviously knows all about me.
He has told us that he visits the Bogleheads board on a weekly basis. He was there for the two years during which half of the threads put to the board concerned my investing ideas.
The Vanguard Diehards board was shut down and the community moved to the Bogleheads board so that the Goons could escape my posting re the peer-reviewed academic research of the past 32 years. There wouldn’t even BE a Bogleheads board if it were not for me. Bogle was there to see that take place.
I have sent Jack four e-mails letting him know about the Lindauer matter and asking for his help.
Rob Arnott is a personal friend of Jack’s. He copied several of his e-mails to me dealing with these issues to Jack. So Jack obviously knows.
Jack obviously knows that it was a criminal act of financial fraud for the Lindauerheads and Greaney Goons to threaten to get Wade Pfau fired from his job as his “punishment” for publishing honest research. The idea that Jack would have gotten himself involved in this criminal enterprise without thinking it through carefully is of course 100 percent absurd. We will learn all the details when Jack is called to testify before congressional hearings and in civil and criminal trials. But he obviously knows about my contributions and he is obviously aware that by failing to speak out about the Lindauer matter in the strongest possible terms he has encouraged the Goons to continue their criminal enterprise.
I have on numerous occasions encouraged Jack to have nothing whatsoever to do with the sorts of individuals who have put up posts in “defense” of Mel Lindauer and John Greaney. There are hundreds of posts in the Post Archives to that effect.
I look forward to working with Jack to rebuild our broken economy after he gives his “I Was Wrong” speech, thereby opening the entire internet to honest posting on safe withdrawal rates and hundreds of other critically important investment-related topics.