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Ideological Necrophillia

Jun 13, 2021
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Many a time, we find ourselves in a situation where old ideas which have been proven false often still get some love. Perhaps, the most prominent of examples is astrology. This Economist article has given me a precise term for such a situation.

Quoting from the article,

... what Moisés Naím, a Venezuelan journalist, calls ideological necrophilia - a love of ideas that have been tried and proved not to work.

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Member Berries

To a great extent, this nostalgia for (potentially stupid) ideas of the past was also symbolized as Member Berries from South Park.

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