gapology
 n.— «The idea of a “gap” or an impending “crisis” has its political uses—goading the public to do things it might not wish to do—but there are numerous skeptics who think it is a bogus concept. “Gapology,” they call it. These include neutral experts, economists and social thinkers, who have no allegiance to the oil industry but who think the dynamic of price-and-profit will prove stronger than government edicts.» —“Fuels Crisis a Matter of Perception” by William Greider, J.P. Smith Washington Post July 24, 1977. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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