Paying the Price for the Breakdown of Wisdom

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Which values do you think make for a thriving and productive society?

Would you say it’s things like hard work, integrity, meaningful relationships, and compassion that create a healthy and prosperous society? Or do you believe that laziness, infidelity, disrespect, and substance abuse are the keys?

Which societal norms are most advantageous for a nation desiring to reclaim world leadership in technology, science, and industry?

These sound like ridiculous questions, right?

But when an article came out on August 9, 2017 in the Philadelphia Enquirer titled, “Paying the price for the breakdown of the country’s bourgeois culture” the public response could make you wonder.