Listening to experts isn’t perfect, but ignoring them is far worse

October 29, 2020

Last week, President Trump said of his opponent, Vice President Biden, “he’ll listen to the scientists.” In case you’re confused, this was meant to be an insult.

Indeed, the president seems to take pride in the extent to which he has ignored the advice of experts of all different stripes. From economists on trade, to scientists on handling the pandemic and climate change, to intelligence officials on foreign threats, Trump has preferred to “go with his gut.”

Opinion by Stuart Shapiro, The Hill, October 29, 2020

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