The Tyranny of the “Enlightened” Experts, by Gregory Gordon

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

That you may know a great deal about some small subset of the vast compendium of human knowledge in no way qualifies you to run anyone else’s life. From Gregory Gordon at mises.org:

If you were to stroll through any typical upper-middle-income American neighborhood in 2021, the odds are very high that you’d observe at least one yard sign exuberantly proclaiming something like this: “In this house, we believe that science is real, love is love, no human is illegal … ” and other banal tautologies. There are usually six or seven examples in this litany, but really, one of the main goals of the yard sign—aside from signaling virtue—can be accomplished with just this: the curtsy to Science.

In a country where the traditional definition of virtue has “evolved” and the search for metaphysical truth has largely been sidelined, millions of Americans seem to believe that there is no…

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