Riffing on David Foster.
It’s like how Keynes’s theory about liquidity traps is used to rationalize all kinds of govt spending programs, perhaps far beyond what Keynes himself would have advocated.
1 Great man has a theory about a, b and c.
2 Great man’s acolytes turn the theory into a dogma, religion and, eventually, industry.
3 Politically savvy third parties with agendas use the theory to justify x, y and z.