2011 Northeast Region Gathering Of Leaders

2011 brought a change to the traditional Section Officers Seminar. The training remained, but the event was renamed “Gathering of Leaders.” The first one was held at Camp Alpine in early November 2011. There were tow patches issued for the event, the first was for participants.

2011 Northeast Region Gathering Of Leaders Participant Patch

The expert as expert, a bookish sort consulting what is already known, cannot by his nature learn anything new, because then he wouldn’t be an expert. He would be an entrepreneur, a statesman, or an Artist with a capital A. The expert critic can make these non-expert entrepreneurs more wise, perhaps, by telling them about the past. But he must settle for low wages. Smartness of the expert’s sort cannot proceed to riches.

Economics teaches this. What it teaches is the limit on social engineering. It teaches that we can be wise and good but not foresighted in detail. Economics has something to teach the humanities, if they happen to think they know the future of art. It has a lot to teach experts, if they believe in magic….If You’re So Smart: The Narrative of Economic Expertise


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