On Taxi Cab Drivers, Barbers, and Learning the Truth

The skeptical doctor meditates on some unlikely sources of truth when it comes to a country’s political situation: taxi drivers and barbers.

I am far from decrying this genre of journalism: in my experience, taxi-drivers are exceptionally sensible and level-headed men, intelligent and well-informed but not educated, or rather not indoctrinated into believing the most obvious nonsense by having attended western-type establishments of supposedly higher learning.

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