Wednesday, August 15, 2012
You gotta read this on immorality and inequality"
Many have suggested that the "science" in the social sciences (e.g. sociology, economics, psychology, etc.) is largely illusory. Too many "scientists" let their ideology (or "morals") get in the way of the objectivity that science requires. One example of this may be the Arming America book scandal. Here's another possible example from an economist:
" What's wrong with the economy can be traced to the growing gap between the wealthy and everyone else. . . . I'm not arguing for the elimination of inequality. Bur the extreme that we've reached is really bad. We could have a more equal society and a more efficient, stable, higher-growing economy. That's really the "so what." Even if you don't have any moral values and you just want to maximize GDP, this level of inequality is bad."
Wow! Economic inequality is the cause of problems with the economy. Further, it appears that anyone with moral values (like the writer's) would want less inequality. Shame on you folks who aren't smart enough to figure this out and are immoral enough to support a system with this much economic inequality. Is this writer's left-wing sense of morality influencing his analysis? Talk about demonizing the opposition.