Wednesday, November 3, 2010

So you want a PhD in Humanities

1 comment:

AA said...

It's been circulating on Facebook. It doesn't just apply to the humanities, of course -- it's also true for the sciences. There's a growing army of credentialed lumpenproles, some of whom work for starvation wages as adjunct faculty. I hear that over 5,000 janitors have PhDs or professional degrees. Acquiring credentials to advance oneself socially and economically has become a sick joke as there are millions of people with degrees and upto their neck in debt. Individual solutions to the collective problem of a predatory and irrational economic system tend not to work.