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Thread: Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic policy?

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    Re: Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic polic

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Even then I'm willing to accept any of those economic beliefs because it requires some study into those particular fields.
    The finer points can be debated as long as they have put an amount of study into what they are professing.

    The point is, why do we play nice with people who don't know what the hell they are talking about?
    Whats the point of considering opinions based on nothing but "uhhh i think it is good" which leads to the larger question of, if a great many people have no idea what they are talking about, why do we consider democracy good?

    What problems does it really solve when those who participate don't learn enough about what they are participating in?

    I completely agree with you, and yet see no practical way to require knowledge/expertise, as you suggest.

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    Re: Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic polic

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I completely agree with you, and yet see no practical way to require knowledge/expertise, as you suggest.
    I'm actually surprised you agree with me but am pleased that you at least accept the concept.
    Your stock has risen in my eyes and I think that we are able to have a lot more interesting and fulfilling debates in the future.

    I'll address the latter part of your statement later because I want to let this discussion simmer a little longer to gauge the responses.
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    Re: Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic polic

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Should people have a say in government policy proposals, dealing with economic matters, that have no understanding of the economic consequences?


    (Can a mod add the poll please with answers being yes, no or other?)
    What would you consider "an understanding"? How would this be tested? Who would create the test? What makes them more knowledgable than other people? It's a decent idea but impracticable.

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    Re: Should people who have no understanding of economics have a say in economic polic

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'll address the latter part of your statement later because I want to let this discussion simmer a little longer to gauge the responses.
    I am looking forward to this, since it's what I see as the important part.

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