I don’t think they generally hand out Nobel Prizes for people who don’t know what they’re talking about.
But nevertheless, answer me this:
Suppose that two top economists are speaking at a conference.
The first talks about the negative effect automation will have on our economy if we aren’t proactive about addressing job loss.
The second economist strongly disagrees, and spends the majority of his time trying to convince the audience that the first guy was wrong.
If both of them seem to make a good case, if they are equally convincing, then how does someone like me, a layperson, decide who to believe?