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n+1: Death by Degrees

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This publication is decidedly leftist in it's perspective, but this piece is very clear in it's hostility towards artificial barriers to entry via arbitrary credentialism.

Money Quote:

"Not all the demons identified by the Tea Party have been phantoms. We on our side are right to reject rule by the 1 percent — and so are they right to reject rule by a credentialed elite. Introductory economics courses paint “rent-seekers” as gruesome creatures who amass monopoly privileges; credential-seekers, who sterilize the intellect by pouring time and money into the accumulation of permits, belong in the same circle of hell."

The irony here being the '1%' and the 'credentialed elite' are the essentially same pool of people.

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