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Thursday, February 02, 2006

From teh Desk ... 

From the desk of Jane Galt (rather than from her wastebasket, where it seems to belong):

I've long argued that most post-secondary education (possibly most post-primary education), does not confer any useful skills upon students, but rather is a signalling mechanism: the education is a proxy for things like middle-classness, intelligence, and drive. Given that, increasing education will not increase the economic opportunity to teh currently uneducated; it will onl drive the elite to get more education as a way of differentiating themselves from the unwashed masses. (Witness the fact that almost everyone I know has a master's degree, while most of our parents are lowly BAs).

I don't know. I took a typing class in high school which helped a bit with things like spelling. Also I learned to wash myself, something I had been unfamiliar with, and this alone gave me entrée to the best houses.

Anyway, I think it's a little hard to witness a fact which can only possibly be known to Jane Galt and her friends, but maybe that was covered in Logic 101, which I missed.


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