Unchecked and Unbalanced Watch
By Arnold Kling
One of the themes in the second of my forthcoming books is that power is becoming concentrated while knowledge is becoming specialized. David Carr muses about how hard it is to know everything nowadays.
In terms of what I call the “suits vs. geeks” divide, a suit needs to be a polymath and a geek tends to be a monomath. The shortcomings of each cause a problem.