I mean, if I had a penny for every stupid idea I have heard someone try to dress up in the pseudo intellectualism of some mindless university academic department…
For me, I have the most exposure to this at the intersection of economics and politics (public policy).
Fools + Foolish Ideas + Confidence = A Disaster
Fools + Foolish Ideas + Confidence = A Politician
Education makes the wise slightly wiser, but it makes the fool vastly more dangerous.
-Nassim Taleb, The Bed Of Procrustes