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"How We Choose Our Beliefs: Deciding who to trust"

Arnold Kling:

I believe that a fundamental problem in our society today is that the heuristic “Trust the person with the credential” has broken down. I cannot trust the person with the Ph.D to follow the standards of rigor that I once associated with academia. I cannot trust mainstream journalists to follow the standards of objectivity that I once thought they adhered to. I cannot trust public officials to adhere to what was once my conception of the rule of law.