The proclamations of the Occupy Wall Street crowd ring familiar. They want top-quality free health care, education for all, and fairness. They denounce capitalism, wealthy people, personal responsibility, and in effect, reality. Sounds like Progressive philosophy to me.
Nothing is as good as it used to be, it seems, including the quality of our geniuses.
In the aftermath of the unfortunate passing of Steve Jobs, the requisite praise came pouring in from all corners -- he was Thomas Edison reincarnate, a world-changing genius of titanic proportions. Walter Issacson's biography goes on sale today, and it is being closely perused for general and political wisdom. Nonsense. It is only by comparison to other luminaries of today that Jobs has appeared to be such a Goliath. By historical standards, Steve Jobs is a poor excuse for a genius.
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