… how incentives shape information production and dissemination and the fault lines of that process. I believe that information intermediaries are important, that honed expertise matters, and that no one can ever be fully informed. As a result, I have long believed that we have to outsource certain matters and to trust others to do right by us as individuals and society as a whole. This is what it means to live in a democracy, but, more importantly, it’s what it means to live in …
This sounds like the concept of “Epistemic learned helplessness”, which some argue is a good thing. http://squid314.livejournal.com/350090.html
Are you knowledgable enough to know you are not knowledgable enough to evaluation all the arguments on both sides and hence you wisely? give up and believe in the experts.
To the extreme taking such a viewpoint absolutely and for all things is of course damaging.