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Intellectuals and Race: Part IV

PauvrePapillon Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 4:32 AM
When all human knowledge is put online and made available free to all citizens in an interactive degree-earning format, Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell will be among those great minds taken from the very top of the bell curve of all professors, writers, thinkers and doers - the one percent of the one percent - that will provide the content of these courses. Today, we decentralize the content creation and centralize the content delivery. We have it exactly backwards. We reinvent the wheel thousands of times with thousands of lecturers each addressing a few handfuls of students. Eighty percent of those lecturers are, by definition, mediocre. A least 10 percent are downright awful and 10 percent are pretty good.
PauvrePapillon Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 4:36 AM
But one percent of so is really good. Right now 90 percent of all students receive their training from educators that are, at best mediocre. With centralized content creation and decentralized content delivery, every student will have the benefit of the one percent (or less) of educators that are truly outstanding. This day is coming and sooner than you might imagine.

When it does, every student will have the benefit of the best of the best; and when the course is economics, that will include Professors Williams and Sowell.

Editor's note: This is Part IV in a series. Part I can be found here. Part II can be found here. Part III can be found here.

Among the many irrational ideas about racial and ethnic groups that have polarized societies over the centuries and around the world, few have been more irrational and counterproductive than the current dogmas of multiculturalism.

Intellectuals who imagine that they are helping racial or ethnic groups that lag behind by redefining their lags out of existence with multicultural rhetoric are in fact leading them into a blind...