Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Lacy, Sarah (Apr 10, 2011), Peter Thiel: We're in a Bubble and It's Not the Internet. It's Higher Education., Retrieved on 2015-03-08
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  • Folksonomies: academia


    08 MAR 2015

     The Cultural Problems with Academia

    Like any good bubble, this belief– while rooted in truth– gets pushed to unhealthy levels. Thiel talks about consumption masquerading as investment during the housing bubble, as people would take out speculative interest-only loans to get a bigger house with a pool and tell themselves they were being frugal and saving for retirement. Similarly, the idea that attending Harvard is all about learning? Yeah. No one pays a quarter of a million dollars just to read Chaucer. The implicit promise...
    Folksonomies: academia privilege
    Folksonomies: academia privilege
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