“I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member.” Groucho Marx
The world is suffering from an epidemic of experts. Experts bring a conviction to their ideas and an art to their expression that is hard to challenge. But we must. Why? Because the influence of experts can be dangerous.
Experts once told us not to cuddle our children if we wanted to be good parents. Experts once told us that the solution to the ‘slum problem’ was to build a very tall concrete tower and put all the poor people in it. And a particularly evil self-appointed ‘expert’ told us that the world’s problems would be solved if we simply gassed all the Jews, gays, and gypsies.