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winter book forum 2018, part 3: so what?

In this last installment, I ask – “so what?” Is the argument presented in The Case Against Education important? My response is addressed to two groups – the skeptics and the persuaded. The skeptics: I think that skeptics, people who believe that education is good because it directly improves people, should take away two main […]

Reply to Tyler on The Case Against Education

(February 26, 2018 02:15 PM, by Bryan Caplan) Tyler has two recent posts referencing my new book. Here are my responses. Tyler is in blockquotes; I'm not.Response to Tyler's first post:I'll be doing a Conversation with Bryan, but for the time being I'll say this: everyone obsesses over... (0 COMMENTS)

Is college a waste of time and money?

Bryan Caplan, author of 'The Case Against Education', explains why he believes the current education system fails and why the US should instead push for vocational education. Bryan Caplan: I think the main thing that we can do is, first of all, look at attendance in college. Show More Summary

winter book forum 2018, part 2: what do people actually get out of college?

This Winter, we are discussing Bryan Caplan’s The Case Against Education. The main issue: We invest a ton in education and it seems to do good. But is that because schooling acts as a filter or because schooling gives your concrete skills or better ways of thinking? If education is mostly a filter (the signalling […]

Beach Critiques The Case Against Education

(February 15, 2018 02:26 PM, by Bryan Caplan) Here are some detailed critical comments on my new book from Josh Beach, published with his permission. Dr. Caplan, I recently finished your new book. It is a very important and timely book. I found your arguments very clear, well... (0 COMMENTS)

The Case Against Education: The EconTalk Podcast

(February 14, 2018 06:14 PM, by Bryan Caplan) Russ Roberts' EconTalk episode on my new book is out. In a world that prized substance as well as style, Russ would be the household name. For me, the highlight was trying to convince Russ of the great value of... (0 COMMENTS)

Is Higher Education Worth It?

I just finished listening to a particularly excellent episode of EconTalk (my second favorite podcast). Russ Roberts had his old friend Bryan Caplan on to talk about his new book, The Case against Education, which I’ve been dipping in and out of in my copious free time. Show More Summary

Bryan Caplan on the Case Against Education

Bryan Caplan of George Mason University and the author of The Case Against Education talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Caplan argues that very little learning takes place in formal education and that very little of the return to college comes from skills or knowledge that is acquired in the classroom. Show More Summary

winter 2018 book forum: bryan caplan’s the case against education

This month, I will write a series of blog posts about Bryan Caplan’s The Case Against Education: Why the Education System is a Waste of Time and Money. Normally, I will summarize a book, then praise it and then offer some criticism. In this case, I will deviate slightly. A lot of people will criticize […]

Me at NYU

(February 6, 2018 10:03 AM, by Bryan Caplan) I'm speaking at NYU Thursday at 5 PM. Hope to see you there.P.S. There's still time to buy The Case Against Education in time for me to sign it there!... (0 COMMENTS)

David Balan Reviews The Case Against Education

(February 5, 2018 02:12 PM, by Bryan Caplan) Few people helped me more on my new book than economist David Balan. Comments aside, he spent a whole day listening to me explain my spreadsheets. That's what I call dedication. But despite his generosity, his assessment of the project... (5 COMMENTS)

Friday links: being more fearful

Excerpt: From Bryan Caplan’s book The Case Against Education: Why the Education System is a Waste of Time and Money.  (The Atlantic)

Attacking the Most Sacred Cow of All

A book I have been awaiting for years has finally been published — Bryan Caplan’s The Case Against Education. How could a college professor (Caplan is on the esteemed economics faculty at George Mason) possibly be against education?Show More Summary

Tomorrow's Events

(January 24, 2018 10:50 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Two big Case Against Education events tomorrow:1. I'm doing a full-hour interview with Glenn Beck. Please tune in!2. I'm speaking at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Hope to see you there!... (0 COMMENTS)

Gillespie Interviews Me on The Case Against Education

(January 22, 2018 03:55 PM, by Bryan Caplan) My Reason interview with Nick Gillespie on my new book is now up. Enjoy!... (0 COMMENTS)

Court Upholds California Laws Against Prostitution

Sex sells, but that doesn't make prostitution legal. That's a quick summary of Erotic Service Provider Legal Education and Research Project v. Gascon. The case drew a lot of attention -- because the plaintiff sued to legalize prostitution -- but the world's oldest profession was outlawed long ago. The......

Sunday links: high expectations

Review: Bryan Caplan author of The Case Against Education says most of the people who attend college, shouldn’t.  (WSJ)

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Court denies college’s request to dismiss free speech case. On W…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Court denies college’s request to dismiss free speech case. On Wednesday, California District Court rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Los Angeles Pierce College and the Los Angeles Community College District on the grounds of First Amendment violations. Pierce College is a part of the largest community college district […]

Read The Case Against Education

Yesterday was the Kindle publication date for my colleague Bryan Caplan’s new book The Case Against Education. The hardcover publication date is in nine days. It is an excellent book, on an important topic. Beyond such cheap talk, I offer … Continue reading ?

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