[David Foster Wallace, Authority and American Usage]
This applies to modern business prose in spades.
Most CS papers I've read have been good (English is just another programming language; follow a few rules and you're in the top 20%), but most hard science (medicine, chemistry, physics) have been terrible to the point of incomprehensibility. It's sad -- like the article says, hire a writer.
Both unhealthy, but in different ways. My metaphor breaks down here for a second, but what I think they share in common is laziness of language.
In my experience, the scholar is too lazy to avoid convoluted sentences with thousand-pound meanings that take more work to read than they did to assemble. The business-writer is too lazy to anchor words that are lighter than air to sentences with substance to keep them grounded.