What we know and what we don't know.

There is what I know I know, what I know I don’t know, but what people in high places must ask themselves is: What knowledge do I need but don’t I know I don’t know? Because that is where the problem lay. Politicians are all certain they know enough to perform the task of fixing their nation’s economy, but there may exist knowledge that is necessary to fix their nation’s economy which they don’t know they don’t know.
There are tasks where:
-You know enough to perform the task sufficiently well.
-You don’t know enough to perform the task sufficiently well.
But they are indistinguishable from each other, because you have things you don’t know you don’t know, so any number of the things you don’t don’t you don’t know can be a piece of knowledge you need to perform the task.
So as a rule of thumb, always assume you don’t know enough to perform the task sufficiently well.
If you are an economist it just means what you don’t know is not likely to be grouped in the economy curriculum, its in behavioral psychology or neuroscience or boolean algebra for all you know. There are people that have devoted their lives to thinking about one particular problem, and for all you know they thought about the problem you’re trying to solve.
Finding some of the things you don’t know you don’t know, but that you need to know, takes a long time, I suggest you hire someone for that.

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