Saturday, May 27, 2006

Travels of the Myopic Juice Hunter (Chapt 7)

" E a c h
m e m b e r

one area of expertise, becoming brighter and better in that one endeavor while growing ignorant about everything else," crows the teacher in delight.

Hero has a hard time understanding the "sound logic".

He dares not ask a question though. His beady bird eyes focus on the wide open spaces around each "peak of excellence".

"It is unimportant," the instructor inserts, "that each member is dumb in almost everything else because collectively our society is brilliant. Just add up all the bell curves."

Learning economics is going to be hard hard work for Hero. He still does not get the concept: Wealth from Tunnel Visions? Maybe it works for lemmings. How can it work for a c o mplex society that plans to soar to new heights? Won't certain worrisome things slip between the cracks?

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