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Comment: Interesting (Score 1) 1565

by Mark the Optimist (#20442981) Attached to: Why Are So Many Nerds Libertarians?
...this talk of Libertarianism as a simplified, ideologically based political position, being attractive to "nerds" who are logical, gravitate toward principals, and have less understanding of "how people actually work" reminded me of this pithy little ditty: According to the author of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" ( he describes how the public schools (as has been said in other comments) is designed to train "good workers," but those who excel in business have a different kind of smarts that schools don't measure (an understanding of people and opportunity, perhaps?). So his prediction for where different grade-earners end up in the economy: "The A students end up working for the C students, and the B students end up working for the government." I see this applying in terms of the "logical, intelligent nerd who is good at systems" really excelling *as someone else's employee* (programmer, IT manager, etc.) but the boss is always that business person who isn't smart in the usual way, necessarily, yet has an understanding the nerds lack.

Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat. -- Ambrose Bierce