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Knowledge Flat-talk: A Conceit of Supposed Experts and a Seduction to All
By Daniel B. Klein
This article appeared in the Summer 2010 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Knowledge is not merely information, but a multi-dimensional mass of analysis and interpretation of information. Economists such as Kenneth Arrow and Donald Wittman who try to “flatten” knowledge by equating it with information tend to ignore the wisdom of ordinary people in favor of the supposed experts who would lord over them.



Other Independent Review articles by Daniel B. Klein
    Fall 2012   Most Economists Welcome Ideological Openness
    Fall 2012   The Improprieties of the Pretense of Knowledge
    Fall 2011   Against Overlordship
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Volume 15 Number 1
Summer 2010

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