‘I don’t understand’

The column is about an anti-trust case, but I liked this line from Rana Foroohar on the importance of having things explained in layman’s terms:

I’ve been amazed in my 30 years as a journalist how often just saying, “I don’t understand — explain this to me again,” can lead to an “aha” moment. When experts can’t explain a complex concept in plain terms, they either don’t understand it themselves, or are trying to get something over on the journalist.

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