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“Education” Is a Waste?! Bryan Caplan, Author of “The Case Against Education” – Love Your Work, Episode 125

May 14 2018 – 07:30am

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Is the educational system a waste of time and money? Most people can agree that schools are inefficient, boring, and expensive. I personally love learning, but I always hated school.

Yet, if you’re like me, you’re probably initially resistant to the idea that we should spend less on the educational system.

Our guest today, Bryan Caplan (@bryan_caplan), wants to make the case for spending less time, less money, and less human energy on trying to educate people. He’s author of the new book, The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money.

Bryan says that people aren’t making more money after earning a college degree because they learned more. It’s just the piece of paper itself that employers care about. If we didn’t push so many people to earn college degrees – and to rack up debt in the process – degrees wouldn’t be a base-level requirement for survival in today’s job market.

Intriguing isn’t it? In this conversation, you’ll find out:

It’s a thought-provoking conversation. You’re bound to hear something you don’t agree with, and you’ll be forced to think about it. Hopefully you enjoy that as much as I do.

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