Richard Epstein responds to the controversy around Google’s decision to fire an employee for a memo criticizing the company’s diversity policy.

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  1. Penfold Member
    Penfold
    @Penfold

    IAGO
    —O wretched fool,
    That liv’st to make thine honesty a vice!—
    O monstrous world! Take note, take note, O world:
    To be direct and honest is not safe.— 

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  2. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron
    @JamesGawron

    Richard,

    If I read what you say correctly David must meet Goliath in single combat. James Demore is David and Google’s corporate persona is Goliath. A defamation suit is David’s sling.

    45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”

    I like the odds.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  3. Lois Lane Coolidge
    Lois Lane
    @LoisLane

    Thank you for a great overview of the legal issues at hand.

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