26 min

The case against college An Economist Goes to College

    • Business

Beth speaks with Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, about his book, “The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money” (Princeton University Press, 2018). They both talk about the signaling model vs the human capital model of higher education, the current “arms-race” surrounding postsecondary degrees, the non-economic benefits of education, misconceptions about the cost of college, and practical advice for aspiring students.

Beth speaks with Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, about his book, “The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money” (Princeton University Press, 2018). They both talk about the signaling model vs the human capital model of higher education, the current “arms-race” surrounding postsecondary degrees, the non-economic benefits of education, misconceptions about the cost of college, and practical advice for aspiring students.

26 min

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