The Expertocracy | Why Are So Many Wrong?

“It’s constantly surprising to me how promiscuously Americans use the term expert. An expert is someone who has comprehensive knowledge of a subject or total mastery of a skill. We all recognize such people—the guy who repaired my roof last year is an expert, I think, because you can’t perform the job better than he did. But the sheer variety of people termed experts today is enough to make you ponder the term’s meaning. ”

Source: The Expertocracy | The Weekly Standard

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