Monday, April 2, 2018

The Dearth of Experts


For John, BLUFWe all should be burnishing our expertise, but with a willingness to acknowledge that there might be someone more expert than ourself.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




From Flip Board, by Mr Ben Terris, on 28 March 2018.

I would suggest that Mr Trump is just representing the collective wisdom of tens of millions of Americans, out across the fruited plain.

There is this bit:

To make matters worse, of the 647 key positions in the executive branch that require Senate confirmation, only 293 have been confirmed.
One would think the US Senate would be more serious about their duty.

Maybe the dearth of experts is a function of too many people carrying the title of expert and the average citizen finding that when they need something done by Government there is no way to get it done or it gets done poorly.  And to many experts lack a certain degree of humility.

However, remember, The TITANIC was built by experts. : The ARK was built by amateurs.

The other thing to remember is that when then Mr Trump took on fixing the Ice Rink in front of Radio City we went and tracked down experts, just not the ones the City of New York had been using.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Yes, I am talking about you, Professor Paul Krugman.

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