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This #ManufactureOfDoubt script has been used by the #formulaindustry from the very beginning. You can see it from 19th century advertisements through today. The script is a #social one, exactly as @prof_goldberg says - and where #culturalideologies & #politicaleconomy intersect.
Perfect for some #anthropological analysis. In case of #formulamarketing, the social script for #ManufactureofDoubt exploits & enhances existing #culturalideologies of anxiety abt #breastfeeding which have been around since late 19th cent among white, upper class women & spread
#Biomedicalization of #childbirth & #infantfeeding played a key part in deepening these anxieties & facilitated the #normalization of #infantformula by mid 20th cent, esp via medical experts & hospital practices that entailed routine separation & scheduled feeding
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I've been following the debate over the recent @BrookingsInst paper on #HarmReduction w/ considerable interest. Although there's many things going on, what I've been esp interested in are divergent perspectives on appropriate standards for causal inference.

One of the reasons for my interest is that what I have termed "unreasonable" demands for causal inference are at the core of the political, social, and legal strategies that comprise what has been termed the #ManufactureOfDoubt.

The #ManufactureOfDoubt is a script that regulated industries have repeatedly mobilized to advance their economic and political interests, most notably to defend against #publichealthlitigationand to create a #regulatoryvacuum.

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