The poet Robert Graves used to wax philosophic about the siloes in modern knowledge. Biologists know biology, physicists know physics, historians know history, mathematicians know mathmatics. Never the twain shall meet.

His concern was that since our studies and hence our knowledge become so siloed, we become unable to gain a 360 degree view of a problem, and hence we become limited in our ability to problem-solve.

You see this in politics and the media all the time. Our politicians are for the most part lawyers, with limited expertise in economics and social science; we see the limitations of their backgrounds in their proposed policies all the time.

Everyone who Thinks Political, and Talks Politics, has at one point or another been told “that’s a good idea, but it makes too much sense — — the politicians would never go for it”, eh?

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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