Those of us who appreciate the free market in a free economy, where the civil leaders are restrained to enforcing fair and predictable rules that everyone can operate by, might be tempted to think that the wise should tend to succeed. If so, then our present situation of Leftist Corporate culture and advocacy is hard to understand.
But it wasn’t something Solomon felt was unlikely. Many read what Proverbs says about the wise succeeding and fools failing and think the virtuous naturally rise to the top in society. But Proverbs actually spells out other possibilities.
Lady Wisdom is portrayed as calling out to all society as being dominated by fools (Proverbs 1:20-33). The general mass of people lack wisdom, and they are sure they are doing fine. They are complacent, and thus unaware they are headed toward destruction (v. 32), a day of calamity (v. 26), of storm and whirlwind (v. 27).
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Mark Horne