Where should the burden of proof rest?

posted by
January 16, 2012
Independent Institute
by Robert Higgs  
Posted in Commentary

"Even ostensibly impartial commentators generally lean toward placing the burden of proof on those who challenge the status quo, whether the dispute arises in science, politics, public policy, or any other domain in which an orthodoxy reigns or long-established institutions operate. This bias has a strongly conservative force in the sense that it helps to preserve whatever has gained sway, regardless of how it attained its current domination." (01/15/12)


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