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Trump: Highly emotive, but short on facts. Photo: AP

Trump: Highly emotive, but short on facts. Photo: AP

Trump: Highly emotive, but short on facts. Photo: AP

'When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?" is a well known quote attributed to economist John Maynard Keynes.

It's meant to point up the absurdity of clinging on to beliefs after they have been proven factually wrong. We can hold as many contradictory opinions as we wish, but facts are sacred. We all know that knowledge is power and that education leads to enlightenment and clear thinking.


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