Writing under a pen name while creating no lies
regarding the actual issues involved is a fireable

He represented himself as someone who had taken courses from himself and presented testimonials about his character from that persona. That isn't lying? More to the point. Allowing a family member to submit a review of a book under a false name is a pretty serious breach of academic integrity. - - Bill Dickens
I disagree on the second point. John Lott's children are just as free to submit reviews as anyone else--and lots of people use false names on Usenet. The more interesting question is whether his son had read the book--but I gather his mother helped with the review, and she surely has.
David Friedman
Professor of Law
Santa Clara University

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