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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"Our educated unemployed are most susceptible to demagoguery."

From the ever-impressive Thomas Sowell, The ‘Education’ Mantra:
Students can graduate from some of the most prestigious institutions in the country without ever learning anything about science, mathematics, economics, or anything else that would make them either productive contributors to the economy or informed voters who can see through political rhetoric.

On the contrary, people with such “education” are often more susceptible to demagoguery than the population at large. Nor is this a situation peculiar to America. In countries around the world, people with degrees in soft subjects have been sources of political unrest, instability, and even mass violence.
Read the whole thing.

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