Learning and Scarcity

For the longest time, we have heard that education is the best way to achieve social mobility in society without using government redistribution. However, what if intelligence and poverty were connected? I first learned about this connection through Rutger Bregman who became famous for telling billionaires to pay their fair share in taxes.

The problem is that poverty and intelligence are painfully connected because as George Orwell once wrote: “Poverty annihilates the future.”

His observation comes from the book: Scarcity: Why having so little means so much.