Phi Beta Cons

The Higher Ed Bubble Extends to Europe and Ph.D.s

There is a sensible article in The Economist on the overproduction of Ph.D.s in Europe. The author’s key insight comes in saying that students who want to pursue a Ph.D. should “accept that the system they are entering could be designed for the benefit of others.” Overwhelmingly, I think, that is the case. 

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.


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