The Skeptical Optimist quote of the week touches recent musings of mine:

Those among us who are unwilling to expose their ideas to the hazard of refutation do not take part in the scientific game.

—Karl Popper, The Logic of Scientific Discovery, p.280

Now let's ping him about why economists don't make more efforts to publish their data to enable refutation or second look based on the same data: after all those hard efforts at collecting data and analyzing it, small efforts to anonymize when needed are certainly not in the realm of the impossible...