I just read all the candidates’ statements on AEA’s 2022 election ballot. It got me to thinking a bit more about my  previous blog post: AEA’s Potential to Serve the Public Good. Five notions ended up mingling:

  1.          facts,
  2. ·        democracy,
  3. ·        social justice,
  4. ·        stakeholder diversity, and
  5. ·        James Madison’s 1788 opinion about factions.

My conclusion was that AEA might do well to question the consequences of the path that it has organically evolved into. What matters is whether AEA’s deliberations include an awareness of those consequences, not whether it changes. If you are interested in the full argument. It runs to 2.000 words.

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