Thursday, January 02, 2003
With the right colleagues, academic life can be great. More typically, you would be working with a better class of people if you sold heroin for a living.If we legalized drugs, would we get a better group of heroin sellers?
Stephen Karlson discusses the important function of faculty in the minds of administrators -- committees! -- and notes that the former chairman at Northwestern researched the modal number of publications for Ph.D. economists. It was ... zero. I'd suggest that might be a screen for choosing "the right colleagues". To the tails!