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Any democracy must debate the big political issues: how much we protect the vulnerable, the appropriate size of the state, the importance of individual freedom. But technical matters are different. How safe is the MMR vaccine? Are humans changing the climate? Does fiscal stimulus work with interest rates at the zero lower bound? Once these questions become chew toys for political attack dogs, there’s no easy way out.

It is better to keep such topics away from politics as much as possible. Complex problems cannot just be wished away.

Tim Harford, in: ‘Some things are best left to the technocrats’

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