There seem to have been some communications problems here: Lichter says he has “no knowledge” of any permission ever having been given to Iain Murray to blog on company time. On his blog, Iain Murray is explaining that he was fired from his job without mentioning STATS, and has taken the identification of his former employer off his “about” page. He doesn’t want to generate blogger and e-mail abuse of the organization. He is, however, now considering a lawsuit. My own view is that mistakes were made on both sides, but that Lichter was much too hard on Iain Murray. I hope that he finds another job soon; and judging from the intelligence of those few articles and posts of his that I have read, I expect that he will. I also hope that STATS, which does a lot of good work, continues to flourish.