August 25, 2003

Why Do Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?


An interesting article by Robert Nozick. Excerpt:

The (future) wordsmith intellectuals are successful within the formal, official social system of the schools, wherein the relevant rewards are distributed by the central authority of the teacher. The schools contain another informal social system within classrooms, hallways, and schoolyards, wherein rewards are distributed not by central direction but spontaneously at the pleasure and whim of schoolmates. Here the intellectuals do less well.

Via 2 Blowhards.

Posted by Will Duquette at August 25, 2003 03:30 PM