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Intellectual Hazard: A Liberal Selection of Quotations

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  • Daniel B. Klein

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This article contains a selection of 97 quotations concerning hazards to intellectual integrity. The quotations are grouped under 16 headings: Lock-in of ideological sensibilities by age 25; Reverence of the powerful and longing for their favor; Unminding important things; Popular sentiments and approval; Escapism; The professional academic pyramid; Groupthink; Privileges of graduation make for cartels and social pyramids; Cynicism and acquiescence; Officialdom validates base thinking; Government force and funding; Pyramids validating one another; The pretense of knowing well enough to manipulate beneficially; Temptation of a governing-set selfhood; Taboo; A cycle of irrelevance and bad judgment.

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  • Daniel B. Klein, 2009. "Intellectual Hazard: A Liberal Selection of Quotations," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 6(2), pages 280-312, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ejw:journl:v:6:y:2009:i:2:p:280-312
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    Keywords

    Groupthink; academia; government; power; approval;

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    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics

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