Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The phenomenon of the smart dumbass
Tom Steyer, one of the Democrats’ fattest fat cats, serves as a good example of how one can be very sharp at some things – like getting good grades in top-notch schools and making lots of money – yet still be blind to huge swaths of reality. Although whether this is proof of involuntary limited dumbassery or one or more mental/emotional pathologies is not really clear to me. Perhaps it all boils down to the difference between intellectual quotient and wisdom (or character and the lack thereof).