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The rise of social media means that experts willing to share their knowledge are more accessible to the public. One might think that communication between experts and decision-makers should be very good. But this is not the case.
Outlets are flooded with self-appoi...
Real experts are often confident in their claims, but in the private market, the opposite can be more common.
When communicating scientific knowledge to policymakers and the public, there are three levels of questions:
Knowing which questions fall into which category requires expertise. Politicians and executives might be experts in the area of decision-making, but they are seldom experts in the areas where they make decisions.
When there are decisions that require an expert perspective,...
True expertise means knowing the limits of one's knowledge.
Institutions can be designed to encourage real experts to admit uncertainty. The key lies in whether the question was answerable in the first place. Good experts should be willing to say they don'...
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