The magic of education

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November 28, 2011
EconLog
by Bryan Caplan  
Posted in Commentary

"I've been in school for the last 35 years -- 21 years as a student, the rest as a professor. As a result, the Real World is almost completely foreign to me. I don't know how to do much of anything. While I had a few menial jobs in my teens, my first-hand knowledge of the world of work beyond the ivory tower is roughly zero. I'm not alone." (11/28/11)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2011/11/the_magic_of_ed.html  
  • This turn of event is actually very unfortunate because the intellectual class has a pervasive influence on any number of practical matters where they're obviously incompetent.

    For instance, I would rather be ruled by the illiterate carpenters I've known
    Than be ruled by the Catholic intellectual class who are infatuated with their notions of distributism.

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