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Comment Re:Flamebait Summary (Score 3, Insightful) 246

What this article (and summary) should be focussing on is not the fact that intelligent people can be distracted but on why society is under-utilizing their capabilities to such an extent that boredom is possible

Society under-utilizes gifted people because otherwise gifted people would become some kind of "elite" ;-)

Comment Re:Those who should get 97 months... (Score 1) 195

Do they create more than they destroy?

Prove they destroy real wealth first, then we'll talk.

I suspect that this is not easily done.
If someone's going to try, I suggest comparing the spending power of a $ in the hand of someone at the top or bottom of the chain for any given commodity...

If it wasn't for Newton, we wouldn't have to eat bruised apples.