Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Yes, global warming denial reminds me of Soviet scientific orthodoxy not "accepting" quantum mechanics because it was "ideologically unsound". When it comes from a head of state, it's scary. A neoliberal Lysenkoism of sorts.

Anyway I think that the freemarketeers' economism (and subjection of the empirical to the ideological) is a mirror image of "orthodox" Soviet economism and ideolepsy. Not to mention that the freemarketeers are useful in legitimizing our ruling elites in a similar way that Soviet econnomists were useful for their own bosses.

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake

by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Fri Jun 22nd, 2007 at 02:09:11 AM EST
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