Sunday, May 17, 2009

Misery Takes a (Permanent) Holiday

Michael Philips asks 4 simple questions that our society’s lauded “smart people” are normally incapable to getting. He introduces them saying:

Most Harvard and Columbia graduates will get the wrong answers to these four simple questions, including President Obama (who didn't know the language of Austria).
Read on, my pedagogically programmed friends. As far as the garden variety Ivy League graduate is concerned, I’ll leave you with a bit of advice from a wise old civil engineer I once worked for: never hire one. The chances are overwhelming that they have more ambition than intelligence, skill, or eagerness to learn, and that the risk of having one of them screw up your business is too high.

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