Just Another Brick in the Wall

Colleges, rather than being places of honest intellectual inquiry, increasingly look like overpriced factories pumping out cogs for the oligarchy. Why are some of the best minds of my generation creating complex derivatives for financial markets, manufacturing need for useless products or cooking up algorithms for SEO? The worst part is that where the money flows reflects our distorted priorities. We reward ruthlessness over thoughtful contemplation and mistake management skills which maintain the system for “wisdom”.

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