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and the laws of supply and demand apply. Not many people are usually interested in subjects like Tudor England or
quantum wave mechanics. The supply of information generally exceeds the demand, and the buyers are usually fairly expert
in the subject and can tell hoaxes and counterfeits from the genuine article. They are willing to pay the price of
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There is an insatiable demand for information about other subjects such as how to get rich in the stock market, how to cure cancer, how to be slim, how to attract women etc. The buyers are much more numerous than the sellers. Often they do not have the time, capability or inclination to afford the price of learning needed to acquire the information. The demand exceeds the supply. This attracts charlatans who manufacture counterfeits. The counterfeits, like the watches sold on the Internet, are inexpensive to acquire. Why pay $5000 for a watch that you can buy for $200? Why spend four years earning a university diploma, when you can get one through the e-mail in two weeks? Why spend time reading lots of boring books about the Middle East, when you can acquire the knowledge from a single article or easy to read book that identifies the villains and the good guys without a lot of boring facts? As one "historian" (Ilan Pappe) put it:
[V]ery pedantic and empiricist historians like to argue and to waste a lot of ink so to speak on figures, on numbers, as if the numbers are really important for the construction of myth, or if you have the accurate number you can destroy a myth or debunk it and I don't think it's very true.
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