sexta-feira, agosto 13, 2004
Re:Quando a estupidez se ergue fazendo-se passar pela cultura
Acerca do supracitado post de André Alves no Blasfémias (e das subsquentes "heresias" geradas) aconselho a leitura do artigo "Why Do Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?" de Robert Nozick.
It is surprising that intellectuals oppose capitalism so. Other groups of comparable socio-economic status do not show the same degree of opposition in the same proportions. Statistically, then, intellectuals are an anomaly.
Not all intellectuals are on the "left." Like other groups, their opinions are spread along a curve. But in their case, the curve is shifted and skewed to the political left.
Wordsmith intellectuals fare well in capitalist society; there they have great freedom to formulate, encounter, and propagate new ideas, to read and discuss them. Their occupational skills are in demand, their income much above average. Why then do they disproportionately oppose capitalism? Indeed, some data suggest that the more prosperous and successful the intellectual, the more likely he is to oppose capitalism.
posted by Miguel Noronha 12:28 da tarde
Comments: Enviar um comentário