The Real Reason Nobody Reads Academics

There is plenty of valuable information in academia. If only you can find it.
Who knows what knowledge lurks behind the gates at Berkeley? Photographer Tim Wimborne/ Bloomberg News.

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently ignited a bit of a firestorm with a column asking why academics are irrelevant to public debates. I'd turn the question around: Why aren't journalists better at taking advantage of academic expertise?

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