Today on KTRS/St. Louis, I talked with David H. Freedman about his book, “Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us, and How To Know When Not To Trust Them.”
We discussed the conflicting information we get from “experts” on diet, medicine, finance, and so much more. Much of it has to do with a lack of accountability, because as long as you keep making expert pronouncements, it doesn’t matter whether you’re right or wrong. Some of that blame belongs to the media, which has gotten lazier in challenging the assertions of experts, relying more on punditry than reporting facts. We also talked about The Idiocy Of Crowds and the role of the internet.