This is my review in Commonweal of Robert A. Dahl’s 1985 book Preface to Economic Democracy shortly after it was published. In his “Sketch of an Alternative”, he gives me a shout-out in the footnote.
In clarifying my ideas on this question I have profited greatly from a number of unpublished papers by David Ellerman, cited in the bibliography, … . [p. 91, fn. 1]
Moreover, the book was his write-up of his Jefferson Memorial Lectures at Berkeley in 1981. An economics professor at Berkeley, William Dickens (now at Northeastern), attended the lectures and sent me a letter afterwards saying:
Robert Dahl was here giving a series of lectures. His view of the ideal society was a country full of Ellerman type co-ops. He attributed the plan to you and recommended that interested people contact ICA [Industrial Cooperative Association, now the ICA Group]. [Letter from Bill Dickens dated Nov. 30, 1981]
Thus we were very much on the same page, even though the review expresses a few criticisms of his line of reasoning in the book.