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While not directly related, Bryan Caplan of George Mason University argues that pushing everyone to college doesn't make sense and most of what's learned in school is a waste of time from the job market perspective. The degree is about signaling how competent someone is instead of the useful skills and knowledge obtained via education.

The link to the podcast from 2014 better represents this nuanced argument.

http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/04/bryan_caplan_on.htm...

His book on the topic will be released in January 2018 https://www.amazon.com/Case-against-Education-System-Waste/d...




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