Where Have All the Economists Gone?

Source: Town Hall
by John C Goodman

“If a history professor asserted that black holes don’t exist, would anyone pay any attention to him? What about an English professor who advocates Lamarckian evolutionary theory over Darwin? How about a sociologist who believes in alchemy? What if these folks didn’t just have weird beliefs, what if they taught these ideas in their classes? What if they wrote articles and books and gave public speeches extol[l]ing them? The answer is obvious. They would be dismissed as kooks. And much more. On a typical university campus …. almost every academic discipline would try to protect its turf a[s] well as the scientific integrity of its discipline. With one exception: economics.” (07/07/21)