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10.12.15

Education is overrated. The myth that education would solve most human problems was a central idea of the Enlightenment. But it all depends on what you educate people for. Education is  a vector, not a scalar. See Bryan Caplan's essay on education


Education does not help people out of delusions. People in the USA thought giving blacks education would solve the race problem. But all it did was give blacks the kind of legal education they needed to start suing white people and create a kind of class of people that do not work and get welfare benefits off the labor of white people.

Even in the Torah world where learning Torah is highly valued still Torah without fear of God leads to no good. That was the reason Israel Salanter started the Musar movement.