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It's also worth pointing out that historically, 'science' has associated itself more with neoliberalism than with minority support. Professional sceptics like  have a record of boosting free market ideology. And while the scientific community has never had a problem mustering a gas giant-sized cloud of seriousness to attack trivia like spoon bending or astrology, there was nary a squeak heard about the collective insanity of free marketism and its manic depressive cycling, or any serious criticism of the new aristocracy that it supports.

Agree on Schermer.  But at least Scientific American is starting to carry a more diverse set of articles by economists, such as Nadeau.  Perhaps the editors are beginning to see that they have been had by the Neo-Classical School.  They are certainly familiar with Thomas Kuhn's work and its implications.  

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Aug 8th, 2009 at 12:10:51 AM EST
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