On playing the economics trump card in the philosophy of science: Why it did not work for Michael Polanyi

Philosophy of Science 64 (4):138 (1997)
The failure of the attempt by Michael Polanyi to capture the social organization of science by comparing it to the operation of a market bears salutary lessons for modern philosophers of science in their rush to appropriate market models and metaphors. In this case, an initially plausible invisible hand argument ended up as crude propaganda for the uniquely privileged social support of science
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