Tenure Is a Total Scam

Source: Bet On It
by Bryan Caplan

“I’m a tenured professor. In normal English, that means I have a dream job for life. Which is even more fantastic than it sounds. ‘Fantastic,’ that is, for we tenured professors. From the viewpoint of the taxpayers and donors who subsidize us, however, this system is a total scam. An outrage. A travesty. Dear reader, I propose to give you a guided tour of the tenure system: How you get tenure, what tenure means in practice, and the laughable efforts of the professoriat to defend this affront to the word ‘job.’ Some will call me a hypocrite for taking part in this system, but that’s part and parcel of being a whistleblower. If I wasn’t a tenured professor, who would take my critique seriously?” (09/05/23)