Thomas Sowell is correct in this paragraph from his column today, Justice and Injustice.
The pretense of having solutions can be more dangerous than the problem. Yet there are whole armies of shrinks and social workers, whose jobs depend on pretending that they have answers, even when no one has answers.
The same can be said about any number of experts in almost any field. Many experts pretend to have answers. They often even believe themselves. But, in truth their livelihood depends on their con skills. All too often we disengage our common sense and listen to these boneheads to our own peril.
Next time you hear an expert pushing their solution, take a moment and ask yourself how he or she knows.