An interesting (depressing?) take on graduate school during bad economic times.
Though I disagree with the assessment that jobs can’t give a person meaning (I’ll forever have difficulty accepting the idea that the thing that occupies most of my time doesn’t somehow define me), the interesting point made here is that people should stay away from graduate school until the system is restructured. The real kicker of this is that the link given about restructuring the graduate system is just some teaser about between-job mobility. Lacking any real explanation of what this means, we’re left to wonder what exactly the author means by this statement.
Ambiguity aside, are there any thoughts on this assessment of graduate school as economic escape?