Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.
- Thomas Sowell (1930-present)
A Strong Voice and an Even Better Person - Endorsed by planksip® - Yang 2020
Slamming the intellectual creates an us-versus-them dichotomy between the academic field and the average citizen. This invalidates movements towards socialism in partisan politics. Complex systems are complex because they're complex, meaning no simple answer will suffice. For others, simplicity is pragmatic. As an ideology, we can do better. What's your ideal?