There are PhDs designing nuclear weapons, and PhDs designing torture programs. Recently, there was a PhD rocket scientist who’s kid shot her dead with the gun she had cavalierly left in reach in her handbag. There are PhDs working to design algorithms to funnel all the money to the top. In one lab I worked in, when we went out for a group lunch, everyone would jockey for position so as not to sit next to or across from a certain PhD who sprayed food everywhere as he ate with his mouth open. I’ve worked around PhDs all my life, and I can assure you that some, but not all, are idiots. Please explain why and how a PhD confers immediate legitimacy. As I see it, ideas stand on their merit, whether there’s a degree behind it or not. Personally, I find Naomi Klein compelling and persuasive, certainly more so than your feeble, ad hominem attack.