“Did you catch the Catalyst program criticising chiropractors?” my chiro asked me today.
“No, but my wife told me about it. It sounded typical: the mainstream medical profession latching onto something to find fault with the profession as a whole, so I didn’t bother”, I replied. “And of course doctors never make a mistake.”
He laughed. “No, you should take a peep at it, just for interest.”
“You don’t have to convince me of the efficacy of chiropractic”, I said. “After limping about on a bad knee for more than twelve months after an arthroscopy and a number of sessions of physiotherapy failed to help me, chiropractic fixed it up quicksmart.”
“Chiropractors have had to push against the accepted wisdom, just like those of us who criticise mainstream economists for not factoring the property market into their considerations”, I ventured.
As we began to chat about the GFC and the Australian real estate bubble, I was briefly reminded of a talk I delivered to a receptive audience at Melbourne Town Hall with Michael Hudson and Steve Keen.