Mismatch between theory and practical reality

Other Names:
Over-commitment to theoretical propositions
Logical delirium
Ivory-tower theorists
Misguided advocacy of fashionable theories
Negative impacts of plausible hypotheses

Social initiatives may be undertaken, based on apparently coherent theoretical propositions, that in practice have significant negative consequences in society. Those committed to such propositions then argue that such consequences will diminish over time. The merit of such arguments may be unclear when the time scales are such as to be a significant proportion of the life times of those disadvantaged by the initiatives.

Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST