Monday, 1 November 2010


"Harvard University needs to think about revoking President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) law degree."
Don Cropper may need Harvard to do that for his own purposes, but I don't. Given the problems of economic oversupply of University education, widespread grade inflation, student debt and decades-long Marxist infestation of the humanities, degrees in an increasing number of subjects (even in engineering these days) have become a liability if not an outright disqualifying factor in considerations of competence - i.e. what it takes to produce what other people value. By that standard of course, politicians don't count from the start since the only things they actually produce themselves are lies and fears of reprisal - though I'm sure there's plenty of "consumer demand" for that sort of thing in some quarters.

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