Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wealth-Neutrality and Education

“Those holding wealth-neutral schemes for evaluating themselves and others feel less driven to succeed financially…People who measure their merit in terms of knowledge often make excellent students, but the best students less often become the wealthiest adults – despite education’s image as a route to economic success.”

Thought Contagion: How belief spreads through society (the new science of memes)
Aaron Lynch, 1996

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