is academia a scam?
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Feb13-12, 02:04 AM
How is it a scam? At what point during a BS or PhD are students told they have to go into academia and become professors? A scam, by definition, must tell its targets of an attainable position/result when in fact, that position/result is impossible or nearly impossible to reach.
Thus, it is not a scam, despite some people deciding on their own that the only job they should be going for is a professorship.
Exactly what I was thinking.
Why would it be a scam? Students should do their due diligence. It's their choice. I don't think it's a scam.