Friday, January 27, 2006
My latest piece for TCS Daily, “How Wal-Mart Is Like Academia,” is up. It’s an extended version of yesterday’s post on the subject.
Kudos: while I thought of academia as soon as I saw those numbers (and before I read your post yesterday), it never occurred to me to try to turn it into a column.
Indeed, I did a quick calculation and the ration of applications to jobs in the Wal*Mart story was actually mroe favorable to the applicants that is the case in many academic jobs.
Your analysis more or less mimics Cary Nelson’s Confession of a Tenured Radical.
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