Expediency is not a principle virtue

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But seriously folks, ‘the advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving’ as some dude once said. Although it is wise to remember that there aren’t really any rich psychologists or scientists or sociologists or whatever…these people study what they do because they love it, because learning is an end in itself for them and not for some mere material gain. Education has a tricky place in the means-ends dichotomy, but I feel that ‘classical’ education (the usual academic fare, not business/management or learning a trade) is most […]

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