Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Education in the Shadows

Arbitrage, the exploitation of the clever middle to transform the banal into the sublime, or the other way round — whichever gains the arbitrageur the most. Sigh. With blinding sight, I have come to realise that this is what shadow educators do.

The problem is one of the scarcity tail, the education of the top 5%, which is not to say they are any good, but that they are the top 5% of any given distribution, the outliers in a pile of whatever you have a pile of. It is like looking at a sack of weasels or ferrets as they writhe around seeking to gain advantage.

And it is terribly disheartening. I have become a a companion to weasels, a brother to ferrets. King Rat, but hopefully not Grand Duke Rabbit.

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Blogger LoneRifle said...

Well..... Luke 5:27-32.

Friday, June 08, 2012 4:54:00 am  

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