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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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[...] the people who make it into elite graduate programs are that tiny minority who haven’t had the creativity and independence beaten out of them. It doesn’t work 100%.

There was some interesting stuff written about this by Sam Bowles and Herb Gintis, two economists, in their work on the American educational system some years back. They pointed out that the educational system is divided into fragments. The part that’s directed towards working people and the general population is indeed designed to impose obedience. But the education for elites can’t quite do that. It has to allow creativity and independence. Otherwise they won’t be able to do their job of making money. [...]

—p.31 Rollback: The Return of Predatory Capitalism (13) by Noam Chomsky 3 years, 1 month ago