Generally the Majority Will Be Wrong

(Fool All People, Commonsense, Conventional Wisdom, Changing One's Mind)

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.     Abraham Lincoln Read more at
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Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Dictionary Definition of CONVENTIONAL WISDOM:
the generally accepted belief, opinion, judgment, or prediction about a particular matter

Quote: "Conventional Wisdom"--John Kenneth Galbraith
"We associate truth with convenience," he wrote,"with what most closely accords with self-interest and personal well-being or promises best to avoid awkward effort or unwelcome dislocation of life. We also find highly acceptable what contributes most to self-esteem." Economic and social behavior Galbraith continued,"are complex and to comprehend their character is mentally tiring. Therefore we adhere, as though to a raft, to those ideas which represent our understanding."

The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Since Conventional Wisdom is so often wrong-headed and embraced by the majority, I, Neal, like this quote: There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Common sense is defined by Merriam-Webster as, sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts.[1] Thus, "common sense" (in this view) equates to the knowledge and experience which most people already have, or which the person using the term believes that they do or should have. The Cambridge Dictionary defines it as, the basic level of practical knowledge and judgment that we all need to help us live in a reasonable and safe way.[2]

In economics, the majority is always wrong.    (John Kenneth Galbraith)
This is a splendid reason for America not being a democracy and/or having the government interfere in the economy-supply of food, clothing, or housing!