Well, see you've fallen victim to their cowardice leaving you doing exactly what I say is the consequence of the problem. Economists, real ones, are scientists. The science is difficult. It requires technical knowledge. The discipline is easily infiltrated which is what happened. The second category for sure exists. The lies are different, fundamentally. The third camp is fundamentally served by maintaining the lies while knowing the truth. The second camp is fundamentally served by teaching the truth but deemed it an unwinnable fight and better to gain credibility among the window shoppers ogling the third camp's writings. The third camp lies not through pandering but by constructing their own lie with their own frame. This frame can change but it is always theirs. The second camp surrenders having a frame, and thus keeps rerouting their own lie to the third camp's lie and frame. And, at the end of the day, camp #2 wants the outcome of their lie to be consistent with people choosing the truth if it had been told. Whereas camp #3 what's the outcome of the lie by consistent with people choosing the lie in spite of how it actually consequences them.