Monetize = civilize 2
Another unexpected insight from Street's 1906 book
Street discusses the origin of laws and courts in the major civilizations. Here he answers another question that overlaps law and math and science:
Whether you take the story literally or metaphorically, it shows that the tribe of Moses has always preferred theory over practice, personal authority over experience.
Still true today. In the areas of study where the Tribe dominates (economics, finance, math, law schools), theory is EVERYTHING. In academic areas where the Tribe isn't top dog (engineering, materials, agriculture) experiment and experience have a fighting chance.
Labels: Answered better than asked, Experiential education, From rights to duties