It took me a really long time to accept that those who almost always get anything wrong are the most listened to by institutions and the people. I once had a meeting with a friend. He asked me what I thought of a certain country and its LNG prospects with one particular project in mind. I told him it was a dud and I told him why I thought so. He dismissed me as a paper from a very reputable source that contradicted my view. Years later, the project was canceled for the reasons I stated. When I met with my friend again he still relied more on those who got it wrong. It’s all smoke and mirrors and most fall for it. Ponzis are easier to sell to the elites than to normal people.
Former NSW Premier Bob Carr thinks even though Paul Ehrlich was wrong about global starvation and resource depletion, we should have listened to him.