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Why Progressives Love Government "Experts"

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06/20/2022Ryan McMaken

Progressives have long pushed for a state dominated by a new class of "scientific" experts who are supposedly nonpolitical and pursuing only "good government." It's a fantasy many people still believe. 

Original Article: "Why Progressives Love Government 'Experts'"

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Original Article: 
Why Progressives Love Government "Experts"