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Old 10-11-2010, 03:18 PM   #26
Chubulor
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Originally Posted by jsfiller View Post
Oh how naive you Europeans are. Don't you know education is all about teaching people how to make money? I hope the sarcasm is obvious. This is one of my pet peeves about American educational philosophy: it's all about preparing people for a career. It is nothing to do with creating better people.

And yes, we have libraries.
The greedy capitalists out to make a buck any way they can have produced far more advances in our quality of life than the well-meaning idealists have. Just in the field of medicine and the alleviation of suffering, I'll pit the accomplishments of Bayer, Pfizer, and Merck against Mother Teresa and Albert Schweitzer any day.

Altruism isn't self-sustaining. Greed is.