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And why not?

Posted by: Stoller on December 25, 1999 at 12:27:48:

In Reply to: Whoa! Frenchy's a-thinking!! posted by Frenchy on December 24, 1999 at 10:17:17:

: But I don't consider them to be experts in anything. They have political opinions, so what? Ask yourself this; "Have the experts always been right"? There are too many examples of the experts predicting X and then Y happens. Their menu features a main course of loss of personal freedom. They don't admit it, won't accept it, deny it. Fine. Their the experts. All I know is that where ever their ideas have been tried you wind up with less freedom and more tyranny.

As someone else without a college education, I can appreciate your dislike at being talked down to by 'experts' of various persuasions.

Nevertheless, I don't want to live in the stone age.

Experts have been very handy people. Fertilizers, tractors, and winter wheat (to use three examples you put forward in another post) were made possible by experts. Agricultural experts.

And there are many other types of experts equally handy.

HOWEVER: What you and I seem to have in common is a distrust for ONE PARTICULAR TYPE of expert. The government expert.

Whether it's a boss at work or a 'representative' in Congress, THIS expert always calls the shots.

Why not just let the PEOPLE call the shots? Fair and square---majority rule. In the workplace and outside. After all, people live in BOTH places.

With job rotation, everyone will become a government expert.

As far as the REAL experts go---the experts we truly need to keep technology humming---how about letting all the people USE their expertise---but DIRECT that expertise?

And, while we're at it, why not train even more people to be expert in different things? We'll only have more useful inventions to make life better for everybody.

As much as I dislike experts, I know ignorance is a deadend.

Power To The People!

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