Why are Asian-Americans outperforming everybody else on SAT? Could it be because SAT doesn’t pay? Michael Jackson could make more money in one song than Einstein could in his lifetime. Despite Einstein’s contribution to mankind is many times more than Michael Jackson did, our reward system favors art and entertainment. Tiger Woods makes more money in one day than arithmeticians make in their lifetime. When the day we reward highly on math and science comes, say around the year 5,000,000, I guarantee we will out perform Asians and everyone else. We are a capitalist society, money comes first, second, and third.
Interesting USA Today comment. [Oct 29, 2010]
I dug this up from my unpublished-posts archive. Discuss.