BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Morning Run  >  The Breakfast Grille  >  Public Higher Education: A Waste of Time?

Public Higher Education: A Waste of Time?

Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics, George Mason University

21-Jun-18 08:05

Brought to you by

Public Higher Education: A Waste of Time?

 A self-described economic libertarian, Bryan Caplan's latest book, The Case Against Education argues that public education is a waste of time and money and that we should stop investing in it.

Caplan believes that the primary function of education (especially higher education) is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity—in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee.

We speak to him about why, after decades of growing access to education, we are not experiencing better jobs for the average worker .

Presented by: Tan Chung Han


Download the BFM mobile app. Stay at home and stay up-to-date.

Tags:  UniversityHigher Education SystemValueEfficiencyWork EthicGeorge Mason UniversityEducationOther personality interviews


Business
Money

Share this podcast




Play / Pause

Listen now : Live & Learn: Malaysia’s Education Challenges #3: Implementation of the Malaysia Education...

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

8:05 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Catherine Lian, Managing Director, IBM Malaysia

9:35 AM

Pressing Matters

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Failing Forward: The Farewell.

11:05 AM

Raise Your Game

Sheila November 2021

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Catherine Lian, Managing Director, IBM Malaysia

2:05 PM

Live & Learn

Malaysia’s Education Challenges #3: Implementation of the Malaysia Education Blueprint - The Government’s Perspective

3:05 PM

Earth Matters

1StopBorneo Wildlife

3:30 PM

Earth Matters

Macaranga Wrap-up: November 2021

4:05 PM

Health & Living

If Your Child Has Special Needs, Can They Be Insured?

5:05 PM

The Evening Edition

5:35 PM

KIV

6:05 PM

Inside Story

7:05 PM

The Evening Edition

7:35 PM

Everyone’s A Critic - ...or silence?

8:05 PM

Off The Ball

9:00 PM

GGWP

10:00 PM

Wavelength