Matthew McCaffrey

mcm0016@gmail.com

Matthew McCaffrey is assistant professor of enterprise at the University of Manchester and editor of Libertarian Papers.

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The market system reveals the ultimate value of an invention, not its scientific significance as such.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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