I’m Matt Wimble. I discussed suicide on EJMR. I was included in the study without my approval or knowledge. Florian Ederer, AEA, NBER, Yale IRB, Yale, and all signatories have refused to provide me the human subjects paperwork which I asked for weeks ago. This triggered an episode which landed me in the hospital and broke up my family. I am an Eagle Scout and a good guy. You people [on EJMR], in your weird way, helped me to recover from a tenure denial and subsequent suicide attempt. I count 5 violations of the Nuremberg Code in their “exempt” study. My PhD is from Michigan State. I stand up for suicidal people. Sue me.
I know it's easy for others who aren't directly involved to say but you may be better off if you are able to take a step back and remove yourself from toxic non-family relationships and exchanges. I realise that can be very hard to do when someone is a victim of injustice, passionate about truth and honesty as well as integrity, but sometimes one just has to put oneself first. Take care. You are a good man.
Let's posit, for the sake of argument, that everyone in academia has the emotional maturity of middle schoolers.
Kids hate to be excluded from secret clubs. It makes them nuts. Ederer et al just couldn't bear it that some people *in their profession!* *In their field!* formed a private place to talk private talk and they weren't part of it!
So they did a tattling-to-teacher operation. And they feel very proud and smug about it.
Most things in life are governed by pretty basic human emotions. And I suspect quite a lot of people in academia spend a remarkable amount of time trying to get revenge on everyone who tormented or excluded them or just didn't like them in those middle school hallways. But who can admit *that*?
There was a time when Universities were centers of learning and disseminators of knowledge. Now, they've become bastions of orthodoxies and they don't like outsiders poking around. Most of these universities are state funded and should be held accountable to the public. If they refuse, they should be shut down. Most universities today are just paper mills, giving out useless degrees.
It's better when you spell correctly. It's courtesy, not curtesy, which is also a word as well but wrong one.
Outrageous. Absolutely despicable conduct by Ederer. I’m sorry you were on the receiving end, and I hope you can seek legal redress.
Hug your baby girl. She's what's most important now. God bless you.