Friday, May 29, 2015
What's There to Hide?
Archaeo-blogger and anti-coin trade advocate Nathan Elkins has accused CPO of misrepresenting his views about the circulation of ancient coins. Yet, Elkins has been cagey about not making his work easily accessible to anyone but like-minded academics. Indeed, Elkins has even gone so far as to avoid making his comments to CPAC public by refusing to post them on the regulations.gov website. (CPO is puzzled by his statement that CPO refused to post his comments on this blog. Only one fellow archaeo-blogger is banned based on the tenor of his comments.) If Elkins is really concerned about his views about coin circulation being misrepresented, he can easily remedy that concern by making his papers and CPAC comments public. Really, what's there to hide?