I find the culture, economics, and role of academia in society fascinating. Public Intellectuals by Richard Posner remains one of my favorite books. Gary North recently reminded me that the PhD market is brutal. I’ve heard similar things from my high school teachers, most of whom are PhDs.
I would like to spend some portion of my career sitting around thinking and writing, but I don’t think traditional academia/professorship is how I want to do this. I find the world of think tanks, research institutes, and long-form journalism more compelling.
3 comments on “The World of PhD's and Academia”
Gary North’s article is right on the money as to the
oversupply of Ph.D. people.
I dropped out of the program in the late sixties for that
reason and quickly tripled my earnings in sales and then
Have you read the Becker/Posner blog?
Paul, yes, it’s one of my favorite blogs, hence it appears on my blogroll on the left side of my site.