Why should we pay attention to who is teaching and what is being taught in our colleges and universities today? Why should we pray for and support academic institutions that seek to honor God above all things?
John Maynard Keynes offers a simple and compelling reason:
The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else.
Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.
Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back.