Fallacy to expect solutions from people who understand the problems?

Often when someone delivers a devastating critique of an industry or particular policy issue, like healthcare, the immediate follow up question is, “Well, you seem smart, what should we do about it then?” From my experience most of the time this question is asked like a layperson would to a shaman, but the answers generally lack insight. And this strikes me as a very tribal, ask-the-wiseman approach to the issue. Now that the speaker’s presented the analysis, we should all be equally likely to implement the correct solution. Or should we?

If you think you have an excellent solution, how would you display your bona fides? One way would be to present a great diagnosis of the problem. But I think good solutions are few and far between.

From this post on government expansion by Robert Higgs.

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