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Thursday
Mar262009

More criticism of punditry

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times, offers another take on Philip Tetlock's Expert Political Judgment that we covered a few weeks ago. He posits that experts (financial and otherwise) may be poor sources of actual expertise. How to hold them accountable?

"So what about a system to evaluate us prognosticators? Professor Tetlock suggests that various foundations might try to create a “trans-ideological Consumer Reports for punditry,” monitoring and evaluating the records of various experts and pundits as a public service."

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