"To top it off, we’ve fallen into a trend of diverting and rewarding the best of our collective I.Q. to people doing financial engineering rather than real engineering. These rocket scientists and engineers were designing complex financial instruments to make money out of money — rather than designing cars, phones, computers, teaching tools, Internet programs and medical equipment that could improve the lives and productivity of millions."
It's interesting reading this statement, because I've wondered the same thing from time to time. Why is it that the brightest people, those that could do the most good, that have the best "minds" - or even those with "not so great" minds choose their path. Is it all about money? Because there's plenty of money within the world that's not financial related. I don't know, but it's interesting - maybe this new round of problems will change some minds - move people in a different direction.