All? Most? Some?7 August 2009
When you read or hear some writer or speaker — especially a journalist or a politician — asserting
Economists say X.ask yourself two questions:
- Is this all economists or most economists or just some economists?
- Why has this writer or speaker chosen not to specify whether it is some, most, or all?
The same point applies to other areas of expertise. A bald
health experts or
philosophers should get one to ask the analogous questions. But, right now, I am provoked by yet another article about what