This is a bit off the normal beaten path of Naked Bible, but this essay (courtesy of Alexandre Afonso’s blog and a James McGrath tweet) is too good to pass by — and all too true: “How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang.”
The article is about how the economics and job prospects of PhDs bears a striking resemblance to the economic structure of drug gangs. It’s not satire. Personally, my own search for a job within academia was the most de-humanizing experience of my life. The business world is so much more sensible.