I think they are people just like anyone else, with all the same flaws. I think some of them have more general knowledge and some know only about their specific field of study. I don't think they should be considered infallable about a topic because they have some letters next to their name with regard to that topic, but we should not dismiss them entirely either, because they are very educated.
I just think there's a very general sentiment against educated people or academia which is foolish. I don't think they should be treated like they are Gods, but lumping them all into a group is just as ignorant.
People in academia have a wide range of political opinions, this "liberal academics" is what I was talking about in my previous paragraph.When you think about it, liberal academics
I may be wrong but I can't think of any economist who believes that. I know someone fresh out of undergrad, studied in Europe with a degree in economics, who will rant for an hour about how this is simply not true.don't see any particular problem with the fact that Einstein spent his entire life trying to understand E=MC^2, while they profess to have a command economy figured to a 'T' in 20 minutes.
I've never advocated that.Regardless of the fact that this 'expert control' approach to corralling the most complicated man-made entity in existence is the equivalent of physicists setting an arbitrary, regulated, valence for each atom by fiat. They must be right, because the outcome is created by academics, and thus completely controllable, right? When you take the contents of your previous posts into account you, here and now, acknowledge that academics can be very smart in some areas, while remaining completely ignorant in other areas, yet in very, very many of your previous posts on this board, you advocate putting the human economy into the hands of these same people.