And here is a societal problem, and hardly a new one, if you ask me.
The old smart-ass response to someone giving you unsolicited advice is, “If you’re so smart, how come you’re not rich?”
Americans have a tendency to believe that rich people are smarter, and very rich people are the smartest ones of all. I’ll grant that you can’t be dumb and be successful in business. But being clever and, perhaps, ruthless does not equal being wise.