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Offline TimG

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #1515 on: February 04, 2018, 06:00:48 pm »
No one, other than Waldo, gives a **** about your crusade against global warming policy.
If you had actually read my point you would see that broad comment on the use of "expertise" in political debates. It applies whether you are talking about   minimum wages, pipelines, GMOs or immigration. What makes the the climate change debate unique is the widespread abuse of "expertise" as an excuse to silence people with different values that inform their policy choices.

When it comes to the abuse of "experts" you are a case study of a hypocrite who talks a fine game about accepting expert advice when it supports your desired policies but immediately dismiss experts if they say something different. The minimum wage discussion is an excellent example. I provided a link to someone that could be described as an expert expressing the opinion that the literature clearly showed that minimum wages hurt the poor. You dismissed his opinion and made no attempt to address the specific claims he made (which included a statement explaining why the studies you prefer are inadequate).

So spare me the crocodile tears for the plight of expertise. You are no different from the people you criticize.
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