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Von Marc Dierckx Am hilfreichsten 18.08.2015
The masters of ceremony of the new religion
A good description on how democraties and dictators can become strange bedfellows as their respective interests converge in a new religion: the believe in the omnipotence of science to solve complex problems. The experts are the masters of ceremony of this new religion. Some experts truly believe, but many others just exploit the opportunity of the situation for the powergame or enrichment. As for the religion itself: it remains "opium for the people" and stills a deeprooted need of many human beings to be able to pass their own responsability to a higher power and claim "wir haben es nicht gewusst".
I do not know the genesis of the theories of William Easterly but can find many similar ideas in books of Nasim Taleb, Daren Acemoglu and others. Causality is indeed treacherous and many things that seem logical are not. Let us hope that more nations can unleash the healing powers of democracy and proof the fallacy of dictatorships success stories.
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