Death By Expertise: The Decadence of Economists and Medical Doctors

And the capitalist sidelining of the arts

Image by Erin Doering, from Unsplash

We rely on experts to convey the wisdom stored by civilizational progress. After so many centuries of accumulated history and knowledge, no one can master it all, so the population of a developed society divides into experts and the lesser-trained folks, into the specialists on the…




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Benjamin Cain

Benjamin Cain

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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