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  •  Fits with Paul Krugman's language... (6+ / 0-)

    He refers regularly to 'Zombie Ideas' -- no matter how many times they're killed, they keep coming back:

    Zombie ideas — a phrase I originally saw in the context of myths about Canadian health care — are policy ideas that keep being killed by evidence, but nonetheless shamble relentlessly forward, essentially because they suit a political agenda.
    These are slightly different from 'Cockroach Ideas', which are simply bad/stupid/unsupportable ideas that keep returning (whenever it's dark, I imagine).

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