Hubris in a “post experts” age

Experts, eh?

Remember when we outsourced so much of our key life decisions to “experts”?

“We lied about the effectiveness of masks, sorry ’bout that”.

“The USA will be 6 degrees warmer by 2020”.

“The USA housing crisis is contained”.

Etc. etc.

So, ladies and gentlemen, drum roll please….

Here’s the “experts” who will guide you out of these difficult and febrile times:

Stop laughing at the back.

The beard on the left is Ross “dress for the job you want, not the job you have” Gittins, of whom we’ve written previously.

Pole position is Jess “I’m smarter than you proles” Irvine. Again, she’s not escaped our attention, in fact on multiple occasions we’ve laughed at her ridiculous Facebook posts masquerading as journalism and her heavy reliance on feelings over data.

I’ve no idea who the other chap is, so I assume he’ll be the one made redundant in the next round just like the nameless crew member who is transported to the planet with Captain Kirk.

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Seriously, who in their right mind would listen to anything these clowns say?

They’ve predicted nothing other than sunrise and sunset. Worse, they’ve had no actual useful experience of a recession outside of the lecture theatre of a university.

Jess Irvine bought her first property at what was clearly the very tippety top of the market. She needs an excel spreadsheet to lose weight and run a marathon at a pace that put her behind the team clearing up.

No, but thanks Sydney Morning Herald, our economic advice is in safe hands. What next, Pirate Pete lecturing us on virtue signalling?

Send in the clowns. Oh look, they’re already here.

4 Replies to “Hubris in a “post experts” age”

  1. By Murrican standards, Australian journalism is no-punches-pulled telling it like it is. I wish you had a FB presence so that I could share a link that praises Australian journalists for their savage attacks on the White Original Sin Dogma.

  2. My first point is a quote from a woman who also gave her son the name William. I referred to him one day as Billy, and she said, “he’s not a bloody kettle”. Now to the subject. All who publish forecasts ought to be forced to also give their accuracy rate. I have read a joke that economists have forecast accurately fifteen of the last two recessions. Another rough quote, forecasts are always difficult, especially about the future. I suspect that those who get it right are too busy to share their forecasts, and are seriously wealthy.

  3. Remember when we outsourced much of our thinking about current affairs to bloggers? That was a long time ago… 25 June in fact. I know that this is an Australian blog, but snarky remarks about the pub with no beer are hard to avoid.

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