There has been a change in what 'ambitious' people do. They now go into finance
and sales. MBA schools teach people how to attack everyone around them to make a profit, including their customers, government and shareholders. And the GOP wants fewer people to study the humanities and studying sciences doesn't seem to give people a voice outside of science issues. No wonder morals have gone down the tubes. Our best and our brightest are being co opted. People are spending less time actually thinking about bettering humanity and more time thinking how to make a buck for their corporation.... and it shows. The earth's thinking has actually been changed.