Academia And The Tragedy of The Smart Kids

Source: Freeman’s Perspective
by Paul Rosenberg

“There are a lot of very bright people ensconced in academia, and that’s a tragic thing, for them and for us all. Academia, you see, abuses and limits their talents. To put it simply and directly, academia has sequestered and drained many of the best minds of our era. Academics know this and complain about it among themselves, they just don’t see any alternative. (The 21st century status quo rests upon people seeing no alternative.) For every famous academic there are hundreds of others, laboring for unimpressive rewards and a very narrow slice of recognition.” (05/22/21)