Understanding the scientific method is crucial when examining complex phenomena and related hypotheses like “man is the main cause of climate change.” Unfortunately, "political method" has replaced the scientific method.
Opponents of secession use a moral doctrine which justifies regimes' denial of the right of self-determination. These de facto colonialists tell us separatists are too backward and immoral to be allowed to govern themselves.
Paul Krugman and other Keynesians believe that since workers are unemployed during a recession, government spending to employ them is costless. Instead of creating wealth, these make-work schemes destroy it.