January 7, 2017

When fake scientists call out on fake politicians

Comment on Paul Krugman on ‘The Age of Fake Policy’


Paul Krugman as a private person has ― under the general license of freedom of opinion/ speech ― the right to call out on Mr. Trump’s illusory promises and his slapstick policy stunts. Paul Krugman as a scientist does NOT have this privilege because a scientist does not deal with opinion (= doxa) but with knowledge (= episteme).#1 The fact of the matter is that Paul Krugman does not have scientific knowledge, he has not even realized that economics is NOT a science.#2

The current state of economics is that of a cargo cult or fake science. Walrasianism, Keynesianism, Marxianism, Austrianism is mutually contradictory and does NOT satisfy the scientific criteria of formal and material consistency. The four main approaches are PROVABLE false.

It is pathetic showmanship when a failed scientist and card carrying member of a fake science like Krugman calls out on a fake politician.#3

Egmont Kakarot-Handtke

#1 See ‘Will economics ever become a science?’ and ‘Scientific suicide in the revolving door
#2 See ‘The economist as standup comedian’ and ‘Krugman is not an economist
#3 See ‘Economists: The Trumps of science

Related 'Heterodoxy’s scientific self-burial' and 'Why should people trust failed scientists?' and 'Economics: neither craft nor science' and 'How to get out of the morass of ignorance' and 'Economic recommendations out of the swamp between true and false' and 'Nothing to choose between Orthodoxy and traditional Heterodoxy' and 'Economics is not post-truth but pre-truth' and 'Heterodoxy, too, is scientific junk'