I got an email from a reader yesterday that went something like this: "Hey, the American Cancer Society says you're full of it on the link between breast cancer and abortion. Trust me I'm an expert and a scientist, and you're being less than honest. So do us all a favor and shut up and stick to finance." To which I reply: "Hey, if you're an expert and scientist why are you citing a lobbying orginization like the American Cancer Society? Thanks for proving one of the points in the email/hate mail column."
And the point was: People, especially conservatives, are distrustful of experts. As they should be. "Regulatory science directly connects to policy management and, therefore, has become entangled in policy debates that are unavoidably ideological," says the American Sociological Review. "The shift toward regulatory science that began in the 1970s could account for conservatives' growing distrust in science, given this group's general opposition to government regulation." Ya think?
Regulatory science is a specialty of the mainstream press. Regulatory science is term Orwellian in construction, where up is down, rich is poor, right is wrong and anything is possible if we pass more laws and spend more money. Here's how it worked on our recent tax increases….To Read More…..