Politician X did this, and it didn't work, yet he is doing the same thing regardless. It's obvious he hasn't learned from his mistakes.
Or . . .
The central bank has learned nothing in the past ten years! They continue to pursue the same policies.
Or . . .
It's obvious this corporation has learned nothing concerning their latest woke campaign. They're losing money, yet they insist on keeping up with it.
Or . . .
Studies have shown that these sort of interventions and measures rarely if ever work, yet Global Organization Y continues to pursue them regardless. When will they learn?
And so on . . .
Among other things, this erroneous line of thinking assumes that the elites running and managing the System are sincerely working toward good, or are doing the best they can but are fallible and are earnest to learn from their mistakes and the consequences of their actions.
At worst, it assumes that the elites adhere to things like common sense, laws, regulations, and constitutions, but that greed, corruption, and power often clouds their judgment, leading to missteps and blunders that obstruct their capacity to learn.
Either way, this "they never learn" approach is mired in fallacy because it assumes three morally and spiritually fatal errors:
- The elites are blind to their mistakes and would fix them if they became aware of them.
- The elite are positively motivated to learn but -- mysteriously -- cannot.
- The elites are too stupid to learn from their mistakes.
Considering these points and everything that has transpired in the past two years, it is quite clear that the people entrenched in the "they never learn" camp are the ones who are incapable of learning -- not the elites.