It is a fatal conceit to believe any one person or small group of people has the knowledge necessary to direct an economy or dictate public health behavior. We shouldn’t presume that a group of experts somehow knows what’s best for everyone.
It’s important to realize that if society meekly submits to an expert and that expert is wrong, a great deal of harm may occur when we allow one man’s policy or one group of small men and women to be foisted on an entire nation.
— Rand Paul, U.S. Senator from Kentucky
Hains T. Sen. Rand Paul vs. Dr. Fauci: “Fatal Conceit” To Believe A Group Of Experts Knows What’s Best For Everyone. RealClear Politics June 30, 2020.