Thursday, August 16, 2018

Boomer expertise

Good stuff from Victor Davis Hanson at NR.

Expertise isn't what it's cracked up to be; people who get fancy degrees and then hold forth to the public often reveal their ignorance of subjects in which they have supposedly been educated. The most obvious political implication is that voters are not wrong to reject the advice and guidance of the know-it-alls, and look elsewhere, even--horrors!--among the amateurs. The result is not necessarily that people roam in intellectual and moral chaos, repeating stupid and angry cliches from the internet. We may to think for ourselves, and people may have to prove they have acquired knowledge or wisdom as opposed to credentials.

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