No. of Recommendations: 1

Why do you value the two, majority opinions over the possibly, more astute minority opinion? Might not both of them be prey the same that that in food chains prey vastly outnumbers predators?

But rather than get bogged down with the ecological metaphor, simply ask this: "How likely is it that, in these times of financial duress, the majority is a rational, dispassionate crowd that is properly discounting information?"

What the numbers are is rarely as important as what the numbers mean. Thus, opinion polls are merely raw data that has to be interpreted by informed judgment.

Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.