A 75-Year-Old Warning about Those Who Say ‘Listen to the Science’

“[T]here is no such thing as a scientific ought.” Nearly 75 years ago, Ludwig von Mises warned that planners often invoke science to quash dissent regarding their plans, no matter how well-intentioned. As more and more influential people urge us to “follow the science”, Jon Miltimore argues that science only provides us with facts, not directions on what to do; he figures that their rally to “follow the science” really means “follow our plans”.
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