Have a look at this question. Due to poor formatting, the question has only received one upvote.
One of the posters, (who I've seen posting aggressive anti mainstream answers and comments on several occasions) does two things:
- Posts a (I suppose) Marxist answer, where the typically labelled labor share is labeled as the inverse of the "exploitation rate".
- Comments under the other answer:
Wrong. The labor share is an accounting abstraction that does not reflect actual class dynamics
There's several issues at hand here:
- I personally believe we should allow answers from all parts of Economics, as long as they're somewhat credible. Up votes should be a signal of quality of the answer.
- This leaves the issue on what to do when this happens on questions with low visibility. I have no clear suggestion on this part.
- Disrespect, however, is out of the question. Disagreement with a specific answer should be based on facts. Instead of a long discussion on comments, a separate answer should be the way to go.
- There should be a minimum threshold. I don't think we want truther-type people who just claim things that are too far off the basics (hard to define). Answers like the following (same user, deleted) should result in a strongly-worded warning and eventually to removal from the community
In reality GDP, like all economic statistics, are made up and arbitrary. So go for it, whatever you're suggesting.
These are of course initial suggestions, and I'd like to hear what others think.