There is still a strange illusion in the scientific community that there are things called 'facts' which are a proper subject of science and which can be discovered, as opposed to things called 'values' about which we can know nothing and which are not even a respectable subject of inquiry. This curious position fails to take into account that the very concept of a decision implies the evaluation of alternative futures, and we make evaluations constantly even when we are not engaged in decision.
Así arranca How do things go from bad to worse?, de Kenneth E. Boulding, en el Annals of Operation Research. Lindo artículo. Hasta fin de mes se consigue gratis (Springer ofrece unos cuantos journals de estos temas en este momento).