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Comment Interesting (Score 1) 1565

...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.

"Today's robots are very primitive, capable of understanding only a few simple instructions such as 'go left', 'go right', and 'build car'." --John Sladek