Why intellectuals are anti-capitalist

A 1998 Cato Institute article by Robert Nozik I read recently hypothesises that the personal approvals lavished on verbally intelligent kids at school inculcate a sense of entitlement which evolves, after school, into dissatisfaction with the place they as academics occupy in the social hierarchy – a sense that justice is not being done and the wrong people are rewarded, which is expressed as a rejection of the capitalist system.

What this seems to amount to is that academic anticapitalists are bunch of dogs-in-the-manger. I should probably read it again. http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/cpr-20n1-1.html


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