[ExI] The Dunning-Kruger Effect.

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 02:39:45 UTC 2018

T has put a lot of his ego into the wall, and his own party won't give it
to him.  Now he'll shut down the gov. until he gets it.  ??  If this does
not lead to impeachment, nothing will.  OTOH, he wants troops out of Syria,
in defiance of his military advisors, so he is not supporting a combative
view 100%, which surprised me.

Apparently pointing out that he is wrong several times a day has no effect
on him.  I don't know that I have ever seen a person like him and have no
theory to go to.  Of course there is a negative correlation between
expertise and ideas of competence and certainty - known for a long time.

bill w

On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 6:20 PM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> OK now I'm really worried. The last remaining adult in the entire Trump
> administration, Secretary of Defence General Jim (madman) Mattis, has
> just resigned in protest; I understand why he did it but I wish he hadn't
> because despite his nickname he was unique in the Executive branch in being
> both smart and honorable. Now there will be no calming intelligent voice
> between the order being given and the missiles flying.
> Perhaps this  can explain what's going on in Washington:
> The Dunning-Kruger Effect. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW9R6jgE7SQ>
> PS: The financial markets were already skittish and I don't think they are
> going to like this any better than I do. Merry Christmas.
> John K Clark
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