Storytime: back at uni, my first-year econ prof was (I realised only decades later) a raging Libertarian ideologue.
Mind, it was obvious from what he presented, and how, in lectures -- Friedman's "Free to Choose", dumping on Keynes, renewable energy, and the like.
But if you're a dumb kid just learning economics and thinking, in error, that it's actually a science rather than a theology, that's going to go over your head.
It's something I see far more clearly now.
He died recently.
@dredmorbius Many things start to make sense when you realise economics isn’t a science.
It's a bit like alchemy:
There are bits that are useful.
There are bits that aren't.
It's based on highly-motivated reasoning.
It may yet result in a true science.
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