Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Rhetorical Question of the Day

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From the Awl: Do you think future generations will look back at this era as the point in human history where the solutions to our problems became impossibly complex while, simultaneously, the consistent and powerful strain of anti-intellectualism foisted on an already suspicious society in an attempt to discredit ideas which might prove detrimental to the interests of large corporations helped encourage the belief that everyone is an expert and an amateur opinion is just as valid as a trained one, and these two developments finally intersected to create a world where “Tell us: How would you fix the oil spill?”-type polls became the norm?

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  1. To be fair, a BP executive is about as much of an expert at cleaning up oil spills as a restaurant owner is an expert at curing food poisoning.

    Alex

    June 4, 2010 at 7:32 pm


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