- Professors are paid to "profess" (to talk to others about their area of expertise). We're not alone in this - judges, lawyers, and doctors* are also in this boat. Unfortunately, we also have a tendency to think that we have the "obligation" to share our opinions in areas outside our professional qualifications. Here's a great quote I should keep pasted to my computer to remind me when I talk about non-finance/econ topics:
- "I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy"
- Richard Feynman (1918-1988)
Q: What's the difference between God and a surgeon?
A: God doesn't think he's a surgeon.