“When facts change, I change my mind”


In a recent article, Daniel Hannan defended the right of politicians to change their mind (and the kind/amount of coercion they apply to individuals) on the grounds of new empirical evidence: “When the facts change, I change my mind … If that is true of experts, it is true, too, of politicians”.

Even though this position sounds lovely, it ignores a fundamental difference between natural and social sciences.

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Economic Cycles

Giovanni Birindelli (guest lecturer), June 2020

Economic Cycles. The perspective of the Austrian School of Economics

University of Milan, Course in Economic Geography (Prof. Alessandro Vitale)

LLM in Sustainable Development, Faculty of Law