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82 Post author: AnnaSalamon 27 November 2016 05:13PM

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Comment author: John_Maxwell_IV 28 November 2016 05:46:45AM *  6 points [-]

I see Anna making the same complaint that you yourself have made a few times: namely, that most online discussions are structured in a way that makes the accumulation of knowledge difficult. (My explanation: no one has an incentive to fix this.)

Is the fact that economists mostly cite each other evidence of "cultish in-group favoring biases"? Probably to some degree. But this hasn't fatally wounded economics.

Comment author: TheAncientGeek 28 November 2016 02:24:13PM 0 points [-]

Is the fact that economists mostly cite each other evidence of "cultish in-group favoring biases"?

The behaviour of the Austrian School certainly is.