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    the notion of

    Can one write
    a. The very notion of trickle-down economics is at best a dubious notion.
    b. "Trickle-down economics" is at best a dubious notion.
    c. Trickle-down economics is at best dubious notion.

    d. "Ether" is not a scientific term.
    e. Ether is not a scientific term.

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    Obviously, trickle-down economics is not an idea and ether is not a term. I think the quotation marks are necessary, but I doubt that many people would use them.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: the notion of

    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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