AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
You DO get that this is not some benign case of simple ignorance of technical information, right? For example, racist medical research, in which prescription drugs are marketed on a racist basis despite absolutely no evidence to support the claim that a medication is especially beneficial to people imagined to be of a certain "race" -- leading to false expectations of efficacy for some and lack of FDA approval for general use for others -- that's just no big deal.
Clearly, we shouldn't point out the fundamental errors and ignorance of science in such issues...because after all, people don't know the difference.
Last edited by cmakaioz; 05-21-12 at 06:06 PM.
I've moved on to a better forum (scienceforums.net). Facts matter, and I don't have the time or energy for putting up with the pretense that they don't. PM me if you'd like me to get in touch with you when I'm done developing my own forum system, likely towards the end of 2013.
That some diseases are highly correlated with certain *ethnicities* does not make race "biologically" real of meaningful. If you want to claim differently, then please specify exactly what the biological difference is between members of one race and members of another race.
Another thread solved...