On the Liberty and Power blog, Robert Higgs explains how academic economists and historians often obscure the truth. For example,
We often think of the scientific or scholarly enterprise as a cooperative process in which the establishment of one truth facilitates the establishment of another, but, unfortunately, the process often works in an adverse way, too, as the establishment of one falsehood fosters the establishment of another.
To them, their research and publication amounted to a game in which the winning players receive the greatest rewards in salary, research funding, and professional acclaim.
His personal experiences in academia will lead many to nod in agreement.