Our Universities: Funding Merit

There is a shameful trend in higher education and other quarters of society that treats success as something to be considered with suspicion. Some accuse The Occupy Wall Street crowd of holding this position, but achievement and greed are not synonymous. To thrive as a nation, we must invest where it pays off. This same rule holds true in the development of resources and industries, or in the development of people.

Excellence is not attained by holding back the very institutions that deliver it. It is attained through the relentless pursuit of making that which is already brilliant even better.

Jonathan Roberts, The Pursuit of Excellence: Why ‘elite’ isn’t a Dirty Word