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  •  We equate superior wealth (3+ / 0-)
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    with superior intelligence.

    My favorite thinker, G.K. Chesterton, wrote an essay, The Worship Of The Wealthy in which he says:

    The modern method is to take the prince or rich man, to give a credible picture of his type of personality, as that he is business-like, or a sportsman, or fond of art, or convivial, or reserved; and then enormously exaggerate the value and importance of these natural qualities. Those who praise Mr. Carnegie do not say that he is as wise as Solomon and as brave as Mars; I wish they did. It would be the next most honest thing to giving their real reason for praising him, which is simply that he has money.

    Of course it was written nearly a hundred years ago.  The names change, but the sentiment doesn't.

    All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. ..................................... Albert Einstein

    by rosabw on Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 06:01:03 AM PDT

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