This is a l-o-n-g, insightful piece about one Professor Ivar Berg and one Professor Randall Collins.
Both teach sociology, both have done studies about our credential-driven, apprentice-eschewing society, and both are blunt-spoken gents.
Collins: “Most intellectuals in liberal society, we take it pretty much as an article of faith that we need to expand education,” he says. “It’s also for us a rather self-serving argument. It provides our positions.”
Berg: “Colleges are aging vats. It’s the one segment of the unemployed we don’t count. So I joke with my students here: ‘You think you’re students and I’m the professor. You’ve got it all wrong! You’re the unemployed and I’m the social worker.’ I’ve been telling them that for years.”
LOL. Imagine making a decent living openly excoriating the very system that allows you to make a decent living. Only in America.