|Not Invented Here Fallacy|
"Not Invented Here" Fallacy
The "Not Invented Here" Fallacy occurs when anything that originates from outside of a certain defined category (this could be an organization, a nationality, an ethnic group, a gender, and age group, or any such thing) is false or less acceptable based on its origin. This is a variation of the genetic fallacy. Because it is obviously irrational, this fallacy may be hidden. Another reason is likely to be given to conceal the fallacy. If this is done, it is a form of rationalization.
Examples of the "Not Invented Here" Fallacy
Buying one's own product when another product would fit better.
Developing software inhouse when better and less expensive options are available.
Doing it yourself when hiring a contractor would be a better option.
Last updated: Sep, 2014
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