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  •  They sell certitude. Certitude has value to some. (4+ / 0-)

    They offer certainty, and conviction instead of facts.  I know people who believe in the Ayn Rand idea of economics based purely on the idea that it must be correct, just simply because it's too simple not to be true.

    Now if you want to know what is actually true, you have to begin looking for ways to find out if your claim has evidence against it.  Sometimes it's easier to ignore things and just assert your 'knowledge' is true.  It's easier.

    In short, I know that some people believe in supply side economics, and extract no benefit from supporting it.  It's a belief that's almost religious.  It's ironic that Ayn Rand was a rabid atheist, because she came up with the perfect nonsense religious ideology for the republican party.

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