The Expertocracy & Institutional Capture: How Madness Propagates

When I was a kid, we respected experts and their opinions. There sure were many retards in the expert business then as well but the idiocy seems to have ballooned over the last 20 years into incredible proportions. Experts can make statements, be flushed out as having been wrong about whatever, and then after a couple of weeks lying low they are back and feted as if no bad thing has ever happened. Institutions make experts. When I worked for my last very large employer, I repeatedly came up with solutions for tricky problems but top management still decided to take in outside experts for 6-digit sums of money which often did a much worse job. They had a brand – I did not. It’s brands, not true expertise that rule today. 

Linkedin Thread