If the denialist is on the brink of losing, a number of high stakes arguments can be made. The bear/bull market argument is one of my favorites. Just look at tax policy--no matter what the economy is doing, tax cuts are the solution. And in privacy, if the economy's weak, there shouldn't be interventions to protect consumers; if the economy's strong, interventions could make the market weak!
|If there's a bear market, obviously there shouldn't be interventions in the market, right?
If there's a bull market, obviously there shouldn't be interventions in the market, right?
It could just mean that the market has nothing to do with it, but people insist on framing the question as market related.
"In a bear market it is wrong to spend precious research dollars on ID research. In a bull market we get better returns from spending our money on research that isn't about ID."
Now, I am an ID denialist so maybe it's accurate after all. I just hope that doesn't also make me a crank :-)
What really gets me is that, after the tautological tax cut supporter gets done telling me that the tax cuts are good for the economy, he'll use the remainder of his breath to call Keynes a crank.