I keep trying to get through to people with the basic principles of argumentation and logic, and I keep failing. If I propound and argument, it is not an intellectually respectable response to say something like "People who manage businesses know more about economics than people with graduate degrees in social policy who study economics for a living."
This proposition is ridiculous on its face. People who drive cars don't know more about how cars work than automotive engineers. But, even if it were credible* it's not an argument. If you want to refute something I write, you need to engage with it specifically. You must point out what you believe to be specific factual or logical errors, and present your counterargument. Simply asserting that you know more about the subject than I do is a combination of two fundamental errors: these are called ad hominem, and argument by assertion. Just because you have always believed something, and the people you hang out with believe it, does not make it true.
If you want your comment to be published, it must substantively engage with the content. Just claiming, without evidence, that you are smarter than me, is not an argument.
Update: It is not the case that I only publish comments I agree with, or wish to use as an example of fallacious thinking. I do not publish comments that are offensive or idiotic. Again, please see the point of this post. If you wish to take issue with something I write, you must provide specific counterarguments addressing facts and logic. Simply saying that you make money by ignoring Robert Reich is irrelevant and inane. I have nothing to do with Robert Reich, nor do I make financial market forecasts.
*This is the rare example of the subjunctive in English. It is grammatically correct.