Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Wisdom or Foolishness of Crowds?

Hugh Hewitt sees the current port controversy as an example of the wisdom of crowds: "The widespread negative reaction suggests a "Wisdom of Crowds" moment that the Adminsitration should study closely."

Joe Carter thinks it shows exactly the opposite. "While I generally respect and agree with Hugh’s analysis on political matters, I believe that he not only is wrong on this point but that it provides an example of the 'foolishness of crowds.'”