Economics: – the opposite of science. In science you begin with a theory and test it against reality. In economics you begin with a theory and attempt to mould reality to it.
Common sense: – the aggregate of popular prejudices at a given moment in history.
Smug Liberal (the adjective appears to be redundant): – one who continues an intellectual tradition of supposed independent thought that has become so debased as to amount to no more than a collection of personal beliefs that facilitate thinking well of one’s self (e.g. “the world is going to hell but my personal values are irreproachable”). Susceptible to unhealthy fascination with social media and other modes of assuaging fundamental anxiety that opinions may not reflect the currently fashionable consensus among right thinking people (i.e. people one would feel comfortable drinking coffee with). Contrast with
Free Market Liberal: – unpleasant American apologist for global hegemony of big business
Social Sciences: – an oxymoron