This post is sort of a follow up to Alecos' meta post.
Already 12 hours after it was posted, it was likely from the answers and votes that the post
would go 'hot'. The title of the question is very 'buzzworthy' in that it has words wich evoke strong emotions. Also the topic is a popular one, pretty much everyone has an opinion on the subject. The question itself (how to explain something to an aunt) does not necessarily require economics, so we would probably get a lot of answers. But right now there are some answers that I consider to be of low quality or false which have upvotes probably based on sympathetic social views.
Protecting questions, making it impossible for new users (with less than 11 rep) to post answers would solve this problem. Users with 5k rep can protect questions after they had been posted for 24 hours, not sooner. (I don't know why.) Unfortunately 24 hours is a long time, we get a lot of answers. After 24 hours we still get a lot of laymen who vote on the question, making the final vote tally reflect the popular and not the expert opinion. Surely it is very elitist of me, but I find this bad. I also think it conflicts with the purpose of SE.
Are there any suggestions on how to deal with this?