The modern phenomenon of nonsense jobs

Universities head for extinction

The Repurposed Ph.D.: Finding Life After Academia — and Not Feeling Bad About It

Standing Guard a short story by a friend of mine

Don’t believe in miracles a careful argument against doing so, nicely laid out

Unethical Academia: The Next Front for Low-Wage Worker Uprising?

Cockblocked by Redistribution: A Pick-up Artist in Denmark

mnmlist: The dangers of reading

Hiking in South Korea: trails and tribulations on the Baekdu Daegan

This is a really interesting look at the parts of Korea that have been left behind a bit by the urbanisation, technologicalisation etc.

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Is Korea’s EFL education failing? a candid look

Without conversation, philosophy is dogma

Nigel Warburton is striking out from the academy: he’s left his lecturing post to pursue outreach.

Revolutionizing Ethics: Moral sentimentalism rules the ethical landscape. For radical change, the Left should take morality back

The play deficit sooooooo true for Korea!

The author’s argument that skills for the working world are better acquired by freer schooling is plausible. However, such play is useless for getting the academic grounding required for high studies. And for those who aren’t best suited to going on to university, it’s useless for opening their minds and widening their perspectives during the only opportunity science has to do so.

Free Markets and the Myth of Earned Inequalities

How to Get a Job With a Philosophy Degree

Andrew Delbanco, a professor at Columbia, writes in his book, “College: What It Was, Is and Should Be,” that colleges should help students develop “a skeptical discontent with the present, informed by a sense of the past.” Can liberal-arts schools encourage students to question the status quo while simultaneously reminding them from their first days on campus to keep their employability in mind?