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Experts have taken a beating in modern times. Reviled, blamed … even the great Austrian economists like Mises and Hayek have taken a few shots at them. But Ricochet has attracted, developed, and retained a diverse core of experts, and to me they are far from a curse. They are an integral part of the value of this site. They know what is true about their area, not just what pop culture tells us is true.
What is it really like, or what was it really like, in nursing? In doctoring? In the Portuguese and Slavic languages? In film-making? In ranching? In post-WWII England? In Nigeria? In professional modeling? In raising kids on a limited budget? In being a cop in Portland? In being a family lawyer? On losing a loved one? On getting and having cancer? In semi-conductor manufacture? In Elizabethan poetry? In rock music? In classical music? In the inner workings of the US Senate? In Jewish theology? In Christian theology? In modern physics?
And much more.
I would like to teach you about that microscopic area that I think I know better than you after all these strange peripatetic (look it up! I had to.) years of unintentional discovery, in return for what you teach me, but it’s really hard work and it requires skills I haven’t got in abundance.
So, thanks and a Hat Tip to Ricochet’s experts.Published in