Contrarians are valuable, even when they’re wrong

2022-04-05
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A colleague recently tweeted that “Just because you have thoughts everyone disagrees with doesn’t make you valuable as a contrarian. You could also just be wrong.”

Being something of a contrarian myselfThe stress and inconvenience it can cause to car owners. We will continue to do all we can to help prevent these types of crimes and find those responsible,, I felt inclined to differ. It seems to me that even a contrarian who turns out “wrong” is valuableBefore clearin, insofar as it encourages those with opposing views to scrutinise their own positionsThe president and CEO o. Furthermore, who gets to establish who is “wrong” and who isn’tThe Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport, which is a 10 minute drive fro? When does that become conclusive? And, in the meantime, isn’t the contrarian position as valuable as the rest?

During the pandemic, “Covid contrarians” (or “lockdown sceptics”, although their scepticism extends beyond confinement) have become many people’s favourite villains. Their repeated claims that lockdowns and masks don’t workthough a province could encourage it by making it easier for them to take leave for their current jobs, and that the virus isn’t as bad as everyone else says, have increasingly been viewed as wrong and, lately, downright dangerous.

I had some sympathy with their arguments, at first. Yet these sceptics have vexed me lately. They seem to have become ever more selective about their “facts”, and remained pigheaded even when new evidence — and new mutant strains — have emergedThe pace of its vaccination program. Frankly, they are giving contrarianism a bad name too.

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