Pursuit of knowledge is ‘awesome’, right? RIGHT? Those high school years have convinced you because you did well in school?
What nobody has told you about the jobless PhDs. One hears so many good things about science. When a discovery is made, it’s printed in front page of newspapers, many people are awed.
Somehow the researchers’ financial status is NEVER in the news. This is NEVER heard outside of academia? Why? It’s a fraud perpetuated by the academia. Also socially acceptable. Society wants good results, not who made it or how it got made. So, if PhDs made the good work eating ramen noodles or being on food stamp, nobody cares.
Why didn’t the academically smart students catch this fraud? Because of lack of experience. Also, nobody wants to rock the boat and challenge ‘conventional wisdom’ in academia. You feel ‘everybody gets treated the same’, shit money for everyone, fair, right? It is fair like govt treat all poor people the same. It’s not in your interest to be there.
In this blog, we attempt to expose the bad rationale of doing PhD and different kinds of fraud academia plays. Reader stories are welcomed.