The merits of properly liberal education.

Define it and explain why it’s important  and why it got tied to a career, it is certainly not because it proves you can show up reliably for 4 years.

A properly liberal education is important and it is beyond my tired self today to explain how it got tied to a career and college attendance (the oddly common view among conservatives that “college proves you can show up for four years” is not why).  So I will link to a not-great essay advocating for basic universal income but lamenting the lack of status currently attached to the life of the mind.

The essay isn’t perfect, but it touches well-enough on some of the relevant aspects of liberal education to be worth saving the link so, so that’s what I am doing for future reference.  Read it and let me know what you think of the approach that author takes.

http://thefutureprimaeval.net/the-pensioner-and-the-aristocrat/

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  1. I’ve given this a bit of thought since reading it yesterday. And while the idealist in me wants to see how it could work, the cynic doesn’t see how it could ever be a real solution to what ails our educational and economic systems.

    Still mulling thoughts.

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