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In fact most of current research evaluation, peer review, and academic hiring judges the author and not the work. So this is special pleading on the part of the defenders of economic orthodoxy.

And if we're (rightly) suspicious of biomedical research sponsored by pharmaceutical firms with a pecuniary interest in the research throwing up results in a particular direction, why shouldn't we be suspicious of economic research from pseudo-academic institutions sponsored by entities with political agendas?

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 1st, 2015 at 05:39:37 AM EST
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