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Economics is such an outlier in its politicization. Inconvenient economists are just ignored (Veblen included), while "useful" shit is accepted as routine (or even top tier) science.

I was asked a few times economics students to help with their regression or modeling exercises, thesis. It's always a disgrace: few points and with obvious problems, and always to show a tax/growth correlation or something.

Broadly though, the standards of science are quite decreasing (thanks to Indian publishers perhaps, but especially to corporatization of universities in management, funding). Apart from economics, those standards have a long way to go down for creationist satisfaction, though.

by das monde on Sun Mar 10th, 2013 at 06:36:48 AM EST
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