The critical link between education and the kind of world we have

I have been thinking for a couple of days about how many MBA and other narrowly “expert” people we elect now to government — engineers, medical doctors, etc., and how this might have produced or aggravated our divisive and gridlocked public conversation. The general idea is that a narrowing of the curriculum to produce experts produces at the same time a tunnel vision with regard to ideas. Then along comes this 18-minute video from Ted Talks:

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

I do not have to research this phenomenon further.

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