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Quotation of the Day…

is from page 69 of Roger Koppl’s important – and today especially relevant – 2018 book, Expert Failure; within this passage Roger quotes Bill Easterly (reference removed; link added):

Free development leverages epistemic diversity to find solutions to human problems. The “tyranny of experts,” by contrast, has very little epistemic diversity and limits feedback from the people to the expert. Expert schemes imposed on the people don’t allow for the heterogeneity naturally emergent from free development. It is usually one size fits all. Nor do they entail the ceaseless local searching and experimentation of free development. Top-down planning cannot equal “the vast search and matching process” of free development. Thus, Easterly views experts as fundamentally unreliable.

DBx: Yes.

Pictured above is the “expert” Neil Ferguson.


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